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July 16, 2019

Court rules against Seattle wealth tax

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Court of Appeals has ruled that Seattle's tax on wealthy households is unconstitutional but so is the state's law banning cities from taxing net income.

The Seattle Times reports in doing so Monday the Court of Appeals declared void a 35-year-old ban enacted by the Legislature and opened the door to a battle at the state Supreme Court. The court says the ban is unconstitutional because the Legislature made a technical error in 1984.

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