How Seattle's new payroll tax complicates efforts to enact one statewide

Crosscut: Seattle went its own way earlier this year by enacting a tax on large businesses with highly paid employees. Now, a proposal at the Washington State Capitol aims to enact a similar corporate payroll tax across the entire state.

There’s a hitch, however: A statewide tax could be difficult to pass if it is layered on top of the one Seattle businesses already are paying.

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