Testimony Sought for September 9, 2016 Meeting

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Each year the Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences schedules specific tax preferences for review and dedicates a meeting to public testimony on the results of those reviews. This year, the Commission asks that stakeholders specifically answer four questions when testifying.

If you wish to submit written public testimony, click here.

Questions for Stakeholders to Address on Both In-Depth and Expedited Reviews

Commissioners request that stakeholders include responses to the following four questions when presenting written or oral testimony in support of, or in opposition to, a tax preference. Those testifying are asked to provide answers to the following questions, as well as any relevant evidence:

  1. Is there evidence that the tax preference achieved its purpose, as noted in the 2016 tax preferences reports?
  2. Does the preference provide benefits in addition to those stated in its intended or inferred purpose?
  3. Do taxes associated with any increased economic activity stimulated by this tax preference exceed the preference’s loss of tax revenue?
  4. Does this preference have negative consequences? For example, were other industries, workers, or the environment harmed by activities stimulated by this tax preference?

Linked are the 2016 Expedited Reviews and the 2016 in depth reviews.