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The 2006 Legislature established the Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences (RCW 43.136).  The seven-member Commission develops a ten-year schedule to review tax preferences. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) staff conduct the tax preference reviews with findings reported to the Commission in August of each year.  The Commission then reviews and comments on the JLARC report. 

As a part of their process, the Commission holds periodic meetings to review the JLARC staff analysis and consider citizen and business input regarding tax preferences under review.   JLARC staff will present the results of their analysis on August 10.  A meeting dedicated to public input and testimony on the 2017 tax preference reviews is on September 7.

The 2017 report includes 16 reviews conducted by JLARC staff and 53 reviews based on information supplied by DOR.

If you wish to come and provide testimony, please review the Commission’s request that those providing testimony address specific questions in their testimony.  The questions are on the Commission’s website.