2014 Tax Preferences Performance Audit
Report Type Preliminary Report 
Date Published July 2014 
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 2014 report includes reviews of 24 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 twenty preferences, and continuing three 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 208 
Keywords tax preference, B&O, public utility, citizen commission, tax break, business tax   
Category State/Local Government