Lawsuit Says Seattle’s Income Tax Illegal, Unconstitutional

Seattle’s ” almost certainly illegal ” income tax, passed last month, is already the subject of three separate lawsuits charging that it is, well, illegal. The latest was filed yesterday by the Freedom Foundation—a conservative think tank in Washington state—and Seattle law firm Lane Powell PC, who say the new city-level 2.25 percent levy on high income earners clearly violates state law and the state constitution. “The first issue with it,” Freedom Foundation attorney David Dewhirst says, “is that it’s plainly illegal.

Source: Lawsuit Says Seattle’s Income Tax Illegal, Unconstitutional