user fee

noun

Definition of user fee

: an excise tax often in the form of a license or supplemental charge levied to fund a public service

called also user's fee

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Programs that are critical for the public safety would continue, as would positions paid for by user fees, including work under the Center for Tobacco Products, according to the HHS plan. Khn Staff, Washington Post, "In The Event Of A Shutdown …," 19 Jan. 2018 In the weeks after the shutdown began, the Office of Management and Budget approved requests across the government to keep programs and services operating, relying in part on user fees or funds earmarked for other purposes. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, "Democrats Ask if Trump Administration Misspent Funds During Shutdown," 31 Jan. 2019 With no advanced warning, according to Reddit posts here and here, the apps charged users fees of $99.99, $119, or 139 Euros, depending on the country of the user. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "iOS apps used Touch ID feature to trick users into paying hefty fees," 3 Dec. 2018 Mitchell will pay for the repairs through user fees. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Broken wing of Mitchell bomber monument at Milwaukee airport in need of repair," 5 July 2018 But it is anticipated the county will recoup about 50 percent of the cost through memberships and user fees and the rest though advertising, municipal contributions and private sponsorship. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, "Capital Bikeshare rolling into Prince George’s County," 8 May 2018 Those revenues are through dog licenses, adoptions, citations and other user fees and service charges. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Santee inks deal with San Diego Humane Society for animal services," 1 May 2018 Sea View Retreat and MassHealth have reached an agreement on a payment plan to address the Rowley nursing facility’s user fee requirements. Linda Greenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Rowley nursing home reaches deal with state," 19 Apr. 2018 By trying to shift to user fees, they are going broke. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "East Bay district shows how best to fund parks," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of user fee

1967, in the meaning defined above

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