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Seattle Adopts Illegal Income Tax: Freedom Foundation Files Suit
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10 Aug 2017 02:56 AM EST

The Freedom Foundation filed suit against the Seattle City Council on Wednesday, after the body approved a personal income tax targeting high-income earners in the city last month. In what they called a “new formula for fairness,” the council adopted the 2.25 percent tax on individuals earning more than $250,000 and couples earning more than $500,000. The odd part about the city council's decision is that Washington state is one of only seven states that prohibits a personal income tax, meaning the income tax levied by the city flouts state law and decades of legal precedent. “This is clearly bad policy and illegal, but it’s also an assault on the rule of law", a lawyer for the Freedom Foundation told Fox News in a statement.

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