AMAZON CALLS SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL “HOSTILE TOWARDS LARGE BUSINESSES” FOR PASSING A $275 PER WORKER TAX on companies with more than $20 M in revenue.
The Council cut the tax by 45% after Amazon stopped construction on a skyscraper. The tax will raise $50 M for affordable housing and homeless shelters. Zillow and Expedia also opposed the new tax. Amazon will pay $11 M into the fund.