Title
2010 Tax Preferences Performance Audit - Expedited Review
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published January 2011 
Publication Number 11-5 
Mandate
EHB 1069
(2006)
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Abstract
In 2006, the Legislature enacted EHB 1069 which mandated audit reviews of Washington’s tax preferences over a ten year period. For 2010, JLARC issued two reports covering 20 tax preferences. The reports are divided into full and expedited reviews, depending on the estimated fiscal impact of the tax preference. Full tax preference reviews answer ten primary questions outlined in law, while the expedited tax preference reviews answer four questions. All tax preference performance reviews place an emphasis on whether the preference has met its public policy objectives. The reports include recommendations to continue, clarify, or terminate the reviewed preferences.
Author(s)

Mary Welsh, Analyst
Dana Lynn, Analyst
Stacia Hollar, Analyst
Peter Heineccius, Analyst
Ruta Fanning, Project Supervisor

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Number of Pages 132 
Keywords tax preferences, citizen commission, tax break, business tax, B&O   
Category State/Local Government