The article states that existing economic and social differences between territories in Ukraine call for use of fiscal equalization instruments. The study shows that implementation of formula-based fiscal equalization has led to a virtually full equalization of differentials in subnational total public revenues and expenditures on the regional level. Findings presented give reasons for reviewing a current fiscal equalization procedure with regard to incorporating into equalization grant allocation formula fiscal incentives for subnational governments.
Keywords: fiscal equalization, intergovernmental transfers, public finance.
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