The Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences select tax preferences from a ten-year schedule for JLARC staff to review each year.

The Commission dedicates the September meeting to hearing public testimony on the completed tax reviews.

Register to testify here. Testimony registration will open one week prior to the meeting date.

Written public testimony can be submitted to JLARC@leg.wa.gov.


Commission reviews 10-year schedule and revises as necessary
Discussion of 2023 expedited reviews


Presentation of 2023 full JLARC reviews

View written public testimony


Public testimony hearing on full JLARC reviews

View written public testimony


Commission comments on JLARC reviews
Adoption of 2024 Commission meeting dates

Questions for testifying parties to address on both Full JLARC Reviews and Expedited Reviews

Commissioners request that testifying parties 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. Does the tax preference achieve its purpose, as noted in the 2024 tax preferences reports?
  2. Does this preference provide benefits in addition to those stated in its intended or inferred purpose?
  3. Do the 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?
  5. Please provide evidence to support your responses to the first four questions.

Approved at Commission Meeting May 1, 2024