Accounting Policies and Procedures, Special Funds
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44:53F 1/2; 44:53F1/2
This Informational Guideline Release provides guidance for local officials on the use of an enterprise fund to separately account for certain municipal services provided to individual customers for a charge in a manner similar to private business. The guidelines prescribe uniform accounting standards for enterprise fund revenues and expenditures. They also set forth the policies that apply to the review of enterprise budgets for tax rate setting purposes. These guidelines include a significant statutory change, effective January 15, 2015, when G.L. c. 44, § 53F½ was amended to allow a city or town to adopt an enterprise fund for “cable television public access.” St. 2014, c. 352
In effect. Effective as of 4/1/2021. Supersedes IGR 2008-101, the June 2008 Enterprise Fund Manual, and inconsistent prior public written statements.