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How Seattle’s New Tax to Fight Homelessness Could Ruin its Economy

There are better ways to combat homelessness. In a shortsighted effort to fight homelessness, Seattle's city council has approved a new employee "head tax" on compan.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 17th, 2018

Editor"s Notebook: City Council seeks headlines, eschews leadership

PSBJ Editor in Chief Emily Parkhurst calls on the Seattle City Council to tackle the real issues facing the city and stop spending so much time whipping up a frenzy amid their supporters......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 17th, 2018

Seattle backs new tax on largest companies, including Amazon

Seattle voted to impose a new tax on the city's biggest companies, including Amazon, to fight rising real estate costs......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcMay 16th, 2018

Amazon, Starbucks Blast Seattle Council"s Approval of Scaled-Back Business Tax

Amazon said it will resume construction of its Block 18 expansion in Seattle but issued a statement saying the new tax "forces us to question our growth here." The Seattle City Council's approval of.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMay 16th, 2018

Is Sacramento a bikeable city? It"s in the nation"s top 10, says new report

Sacramento remains one of the country's most bikeable cities, according to a new report. Sacramento ranks No. 10 in the nation for its biking friendliness, according to Seattle online real estate company Redfin's Bike Score. That's slightly below.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2018

Is Denver a bikeable city? It"s in the nation"s top 4, says new report

Denver remains one of the country's most bikeable cities, according to a new report. Denver ranks No. 4 in the nation for its biking friendliness, according to Seattle online real estate company Redfin's Bike Score. That's the same rank the city held i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2018

Amazon is in a bitter tax feud with Seattle

Seattle's city council voted for a new tax on large employers in the city. The tax only affects companies with more than $20 million in revenue in the city. Amazon criticized the new tax in a blistering statement. Seattle says it will.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2018

Pacific: Seattle-Amazon tax fight is a lose-lose for everyone

The war that pitted Seattle's City Council against Amazon, Starbucks and other businesses over homelessness ended in a lose-lose-lose draw......»»

Category: topSource: cnnMay 15th, 2018

As Amazon weighs HQ2 choice, new tax in Seattle has company "very apprehensive" about its hometown

As Amazon.com Inc. considers where to build its second headquarters, the company is questioning its future in its hometown of Seattle after a new tax on large businesses was passed in the Emerald City. The e-commerce company had halted plans to build a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2018

Seattle"s tax to fight homelessness may hit Amazon hardest

If a proposed tax on big businesses to alleviate Seattle's housing crisis is approved, Amazon is likely to take the biggest hit as the city's largest private sector employer......»»

Category: topSource: cnnMay 15th, 2018

Amazon"s bitter fight with Seattle over a new tax shows just how important HQ2 will be to the company (AMZN)

AP/Ted S. Warren Seattle's city council voted for a new tax on large employers in the city. Amazon criticized the new tax in a blistering statement from vice president Drew Herdener. Amazon's dissatisfaction w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 15th, 2018

Seattle approves compromise on tax to help homeless after complaints from Amazon, other firms

The city council agreed to impose a lower tax rate on big businesses to fund homeless services than officials had initially proposed. The mayor is expected to sign the measure......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 15th, 2018

Starbucks slams Seattle"s new big business tax

Starbucks was scathing Tuesday in its criticism of the Seattle City Council, which on Monday unanimously passed a controversial tax on big businesses to help fund affordable housing and fight homelessness......»»

Category: topSource: cnnMay 15th, 2018

Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 15th, 2018

Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2018

Amazon questions future in Seattle after city votes for new tax, Recode reports

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMay 15th, 2018

Amazon ‘Questions’ Its Growth In Seattle After City Passes Watered-Down Tax to Help Homeless

The tax is heavily diluted, but Amazon is still angry. Seattle is introducing a new tax on large employ.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 15th, 2018

Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 15th, 2018

Seattle wants housing for the homeless; Amazon, others to pay more tax

Seattle's city council on Monday approved a new tax for the city's biggest companies, including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), to combat a housing crisis attributed in part to a local economic boom that has.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 15th, 2018

Seattle City Council approves head tax to raise $237 million for homeless services and housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan is expected to sign the legislation after brokering a reduced tax with Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018