FEC Report -- Form 3X Line by Line

 

Line

PACS

Party Committees

11A

This is where your contributions and in-kind contributions from Individuals and organizations that are not political committees will show up. You must enter these transactions into the system either through their individual/organization’s record or through the Financial Transaction menu. Please see Adding a Transaction for more information

 

Same as PACS

11B

In order for a contribution to appear on this line, you must designate the organization as a committee (see the Set as Committee check box on the organizations record) and then choose the Party Committee designation. Any contributions made by that organization should appear in this section.

 

Nothing should appear in this line, see line 12.

11C

In order for a contribution to appear on this line, you must designate the organization as a committee (see the Set as Committee check box on the organizations record) and then choose anything other than party committee as the designation. Any contributions made by that organization should appear in this section.

 

Same

12

This line is hardly used. It is for transfers from other committees that are controlled by the filing committee. Line 12 is used to report contributions or transfers from other committees that are controlled by the same candidate (also called Joint Candidate Committees.)  Please note this is DIFFERENT from an Earmarked Contribution.

 

To enter a transfer or contribution from another committee controlled by the candidate:

1.       Add the transaction as a Contribution Received on that committee's Organization record page, or the original contributor's Individual record page.

2.       Enter the Contribution as usual, selecting your categories, reporting codes, etc as you normally would for a contribution.  

3.       Enter the Committee's name in the Intermediary field, and click Find to select the committee to link the joint committee as the Intermediary for the transaction.

4.       Check the Transfer box.  Then click Save to complete the transaction.

 

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In order for a contribution to appear on this line, you must designate the organization as a committee (see the Set as Committee check box on the organizations record) and then choose the Party Committee designation. Any contributions made by that organization should appear in this section.

13

This is where all loans will show up. You must enter these loan transactions into the system either through their individual/organization’s record or through the Financial Transaction menu. Please see the Loans section for more information.

 

Same

14

This is where payments on loans will appear. To record a payment on a loan, go to the Financial menu and select Loans.  Click Modify on the loan to which you wish to apply changes.  Click the Add Repayment button on the Loan Summary table.  In the Loan Repayment form that will appear in the right frame of your browser screen, enter the date, amount and check number of your repayment.  Click Update to apply the repayment to your Loan Summary, or Quit to return to the Loan Summary screen without making any changes.

 

Same

15

This is the area any reversed expenses will appear (except for those that appear on Line 16) For more on reversing an expense, see Reversing an Expense.  (Shared expenses will not show up on line 15 since the allocation will always overrule the reversed expense).

Same

16

Line 16 should be used if the recipient committee cashed your check and wrote a refund on its account. See here for more information.

 

Same

17

In order for other types of receipts to be reporting on your FEC report, you must enter these receipts as a misc. income transaction. Enter these transactions into the system either through their individual/organization’s record or through the Financial Transaction menu by selecting the transaction Misc. Income. Please see Adding a Transaction for more information. Subvendors will show up as expenses on line 17. They will appear as memos to the original expense if they are above the reporting threshold.  Please see adding subvendors for more information.

Same

18

Transfer from Non-Federal/Levin Accounts

Same

21a

Operating expenditures that are allocated.

Same

21b

All other operating expenses and charitable donations (unless the checkbox for reporting on line 29 is marked)

Same

21c

The total of 21a & b

Same

22

Transfers. Expenditures to any affiliated committee now shows on line 22 (along with any party committee if the filer committee is also a party committee).

Transfers to other party committees.

23

Contributions made. Must us reporting code "011.” If the check written by your committee was not cashed, you should itemize the voided check on Schedule B supporting line 23 as a negative entry. See here for more information.

Same

24

Independent Expenditures with a reporting code of "IEs.”

Same

25

Coordinated Expenditures with a reporting code of "COR.”

Same

26

Loan Repayments Made.

Same

27

Loans Made

Same

28

Refunded of contributions received. See Refunded Contributions.

Same

29

Other Disbursements: expenses to support/oppose Non-Federal candidates, and charitable donations (if the checkbox when runnign the 3X is marked).

Same

30A

Activity allocated between main and Levin accounts.

Same

30B

Federal Election Activity. Expenses with the reporting code of "100.”

Same