Press Release: Diverse Plaintiff Group Challenges Seattle’s Illegal Income Tax; Opportunity for All Launches Campaign to Support Effort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2017 Contact: Tim Punke, 206-755-0043 | Seattle, WA. Five Seattle residents today filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court, challenging the City of Seattle’s recently passed illegal income tax. The plaintiffs, who include small business owners, entrepreneurs, and technology workers, noted in the complaint that “Washington law expressly prohibits any […]

Two more suits filed to block Seattle’s new income tax

Seattle Times By Daniel Beekman August 9, 2017 Seattle’s new income tax has been hit with two new lawsuits, one involving the conservative Freedom Foundation and the other, former Republican state Attorney General Rob McKenna. In addition, five residents whose legal team includes former Republican state Attorney General Rob McKenna and two former state Supreme […]

Madrona Venture Group director launches nonprofit to challenge Seattle income tax in court

GeekWire By Monica Nickelsburg July 24, 2017 Matt McIlwain, managing director of Madrona Venture Group, has founded a non-profit to fund legal challenges to Seattle’s new income tax on high earners. The group, called the Opportunity for All Coalition, claims Seattle’s newly-passed tax is “illegal” and “unnecessary.” Earlier this month, the Seattle City Council passed a […]

Seattle Effort to Tax the Rich Appears Headed for Court Battle

Wall Street Journal By Zusha Elinson July 20, 2017 A new tax-the-rich measure in Seattle would hit about 9,000 taxpayers—about 2%—but the impact could go beyond wealthy Seattleites. Washington is one of seven states in the country, including Florida, Texas and Wyoming, without an income tax. Backers of the Seattle measure expected to be signed […]