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Multistate Tax Update — August 27, 2015

Multistate Tax Update — August 27, 2015

Washington: Seattle enacts controversial gun tax, which is already being challenged


In an Aug. 10, 2015, statement on approval of firearms and munitions tax, which addressed the unanimous passage of Seattle’s “gun violence tax,” Mayor Ed Murray applauded the city council’s vote. The gun violence tax will raise revenues for funding gun violence research, prevention, and education. The mayor said, “Seattle’s youth deserve action and today’s council vote is a meaningful step forward.” 

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