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Seattle is a taxing place, writes the Research Council

Seattle is a taxing place, writes the Research Council


The Washington Research Council has a new blog post this week that gathers media coverage reflecting the Seattle business community’s reaction to new tax proposals following approved increases in the minimum wage and other costly employee benefits.


The City Council’s Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Finance Committee is reviewing a tax on sweetened beverages and considering a possible income tax proposal.


The post links to a Puget Sound Business Journal article on how the new financial obligations to the city have been especially hard on restaurants.


“Selling food in Seattle has become an incredibly expensive proposition and we keep making it worse by piling on new regulations,” the article reads.


The post also notes that proponents of the soft drink tax haven’t been able to agree on why they want to tax it.


Click here to read the post and follow links to related coverage.


Source: Washington Research Council

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