2013 Tax Preferences Performance Audit
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published December 2013 
Publication Number  
EHB 1069 (2006)
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Statute directs JLARC to conduct performance audit reviews of Washington’s tax preferences. JLARC’s first tax preference reviews were completed in 2007: this 2013 report includes reviews of 22 tax preferences. All tax preference performance audit reviews place an emphasis on whether the preference has met its public policy objectives. The Legislative Auditor recommended terminating one preference, reviewing and clarifying the intent of nine preferences, and continuing twelve preferences. The report also includes comments on the performance reviews added by the Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences.
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Mary Welsh 360-786-5193 John Woolley 360-786-5184
Dana Lynn 360-786-5177    
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Number of Pages 220 
Keywords tax preferences, B&O, public utility, citizen commission, tax break, business tax 
Category State/Local Government