Head tax 2.0? Kshama Sawant’s new ‘Tax Amazon’ plan is far more expensive
SEATTLE -- For Kshama Sawant, swearing in for her third term as a Seattle City councilmember Monday night meant one thing: A second chance to go after Amazon for more taxes. At Washington Hall, surrounded by devoted, cheering followers, Sawant launched her "Tax Amazon 2020" campaign. The issue of a head tax fiercely divided the city back in 2018. While the council originally passed a $275 per-employee tax for companies making at least $20 million in gross annual revenue, they later repealed it after significant push-back.