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Will Seattle's 'Amazon Tax' Spark Copycat Proposals Aimed at Silicon Valley's Biggest Firms?

Officials in Sunnyvale and several other nearby cities are contemplating their own employee tax measures.

Inspired by Seattle's controversial effort to levy a 'head tax' on its largest employers, the Silicon Valley cities of Cupertino, home to Apple's new spaceship complex, and Mountain View, the location of Alphabet's sprawling Googleplex, are sprinting to qualify similar tax measures on California's Nov. 6 local ballot. Meanwhile, officials in Sunnyvale and several other nearby cities are contemplating their own employee tax measures. The recent...

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