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What government fund is recognized as the central or primary funding source?

The general fund is the primary fund that will be used by a governmental reporting organization. This fund is used to record all inflow and outflow of resources not associated with funds designated for a special purpose (special purpose funds). 

The general fund is considered to be the fund that taxpayers generally recognize as “the central funding source for basic services” (e.g. police and fire department). 


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