Tech Workers Brace For Seattle’S Plan To ‘Tax The Rich’

Seattle’s latest attempt to address the affordability crisis is “tax the rich” — a new income tax on anyone making more than $250,000 a year or couples making more than $500,000.
Tech Workers Brace For Seattle’s Plan to ‘Tax The Rich’Enlarge this image toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP Ted S. Warren/APKate and John Walter see themselves as victims of a housing crisis spawned by Seattle’s technology boom — but they disagree whether high tech workers like them also should be the solution.
There’s zero (state) income tax here, so I absolutely would,” he said.
“The state of Washington is among those that do not have a state income tax.
The married Seattle couple are among thousands of tech workers whose rising salaries have made rents and mortgages soar in the city.

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