revenue sharing

noun
the system of disbursing part of federal tax revenues to state and local governments for their use.

Origin:
1970–75

revenue-sharing, adjective
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revenue sharing definition


A transfer of tax revenue from one unit of government, such as the federal government, to other units, such as state governments.

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The use of revenue sharing to offset plan expenses is not in and of itself a bad practice.
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