Protesters in Seattle calls for the City Council to tax large businesses such as Amazon to fund efforts to combat homelessness. Photo: AP

To pacify Amazon, Seattle takes less from a tax on big business that will help the poor

The ‘head tax’ charging the city’s top businesses to raise funds to combat homelessness has been halved to US$275 per employee after Amazon halted construction of office towers that would bring more than 7,000 new employees to the city

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Protesters in Seattle calls for the City Council to tax large businesses such as Amazon to fund efforts to combat homelessness. Photo: AP
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