How Governmental Funds Are Used

As citizens, we all know that government takes on projects designed for the public good. These projects range from paying for police and firefighters to completing construction for things like libraries and road improvements. Projects approved by the government are paid for through governmental funds. These funds are established for the sole purpose of the specific spending project. Government fund accounting software is used to record and provide accountability that the resources allocated are used for the stated purposes. Unlike private business, accountability instead of profitability is the focus. There are different types of governmental funds.

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General

The general fund serves as the primary operating fund for any government entity. It is the home of funds that are yet to be designated to other specific funds. The tax revenue gathered from citizens is deposited here.

Special Revenue

Special Revenue funds are the most common type of fund that governments used. … Read more