[chek-awf, -of]
the collection of union dues by employers through compulsory deduction from each worker's wages.
a voluntary contribution from one's income tax for a specific purpose, as the public financing of election campaigns, made by checking off the appropriate box on a tax return.
Football. audible ( def 2 ).

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check off Unabridged
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His proposal would be funded through a voluntary state income tax checkoff box on next year's tax returns.
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