Head Tax

The Seattle head tax may have been repealed, but we have other options.

Amazon, Starbucks and Paul Allen's Vulcan were among the top contributors to the anti-head tax campaign

Several council members supported the tax, but saw its divisive future as a business-backed referendum drive had it hurtling toward the November election, and voted to repeal it

It seems likely that the recently passed employee hours tax that would fund affordable housing and homelessness services will be repealed today

But how will the city spend the new tax revenue? And how much money will really be coming in?

"PitchBook has seen phenomenal growth over the past several years and like other Seattle business leaders, the head tax expense would force us to reevaluate where we invest in our continued growth."

The council is debating amendments that could significantly change the legislation

After a chaotic week, things got back on track during Tuesday's special sessions

The letter was signed by more than 100 business leaders.