FEC Form 3: How do I pull a transaction to a specific Line?

FEC Form 3: Line by Line Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of each Receipt and Disbursement line on the Form 3. If you are looking to pull a specific transaction to a specific spot, or want to know how transactions pull to the FEC Form 3, you will find that information below.

It lists the Transaction Types and Entity Types that can fall on that line.

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Line 11ai: Contribution From Individuals/Persons Other Than Political Committees

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Entities: All entities besides Political Committees or The Candidate

Line 11b: Contribution From Political Party Committees

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Entities: Political Party Committees

Line 11c: Contributions From Other Political Committees (such as PACs)

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Entities: All Political Committees besides Party Committees

Line 11d: Contributions from The Candidate

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Entities: The Candidate

Line 12: Transfers From Other Authorized Committees

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution + TAG: “Transfer”
Entities: Political Committees
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Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution (with or without DependentTAG: “Reattribution” or “Redesignation”)
Entities: Committee that has a relationship with the filer (example: Authorized Committee)

Line 13a: Loans Made or Guaranteed by the Candidate

Transaction Types: Loan Received
Entities: The Candidate

Line 13b: Loans/All Other Loans

Transaction Types: Loan Received
Entities: All entities besides The Candidate

Line 14: Offsets to Operating Expenditures (Refunds, Rebates, etc.)

Transaction Types: Refunded Expense
Entities: All

Line 15: Other Receipts (Dividends, Interest, etc.)

Transaction Types: Other Income
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Entities: All
Election Type: Recount
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Transaction Types: Refunded Expense + TAG: “Refund of Contribution Made”
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Loan Made Repayment
Entities: All

Line 17: Operating Expenditures

Transaction Types: Expense
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Accrued Expense Payment
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Accrued Expense – Splits
Entities: All
Special: Accrued expense splits are reported as a memo (no cash impact) when they are paid.
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Transaction Types: Inkind Contribution
Entities: All
Special: Inkind contributions are reported as both contributions and expenses for a net zero cash impact.
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Transaction Types: Expense
Entities: Authorized Committee
Special: ISP automatically calculates and reports the difference, if there is one, between an original transaction and the total of dependents.
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Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution + TAG: “Conduit – Conduit Check”
Entities: All
Special: ISP automatically calculates processing fees based on difference of donations and the deposit.

Line 18: Transfers to Other Authorized Committees

Transaction Types: Expense
Entities: Political Committee AND Has relationship with the Filer
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Transaction Types: Expense + DependentTAG: “Reattribution” or “Redesignation”
Entities:Political Committee AND Has relationship with the Filer
Special: These will be reported as memos.

Line 19a: Loan Repayments, Individuals/Persons Other than Political Committees

Transaction Types: Loan Received Repayment
Entities: The Candidate

Line 19b: Loan Repayments, Of All Other Loans

Transaction Types: Loan Received Repayment
Entities: All entities besides The Candidate

Line 20a: Refunds of Contributions to Individuals/Persons other than Political Committees

Transaction Types: Refunded Contribution, Inkind Contribution (Reversal)
Entities: All entities besides Political Committees or The Candidate

Line 20b: Refunds of Contributions to Political Party Committees

Transaction Types: Refunded Contribution, Inkind Contribution (Reversal)
Entities: Political Party Committees

Line 20c: Refunds of Contributions to Other Political Committees (such as PACs)

Transaction Types: Refunded Contribution, Inkind Contribution (Reversal)
Entities: All Political Committees except Party Committees

Line 21: Other Disbursements

Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memos, Non-Monetary Expense, and Expenses with Reporting Code “012”
Entities: All
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“Recount Disbursement”
Transaction Types: Expense, Accrued Expense Payment
Entities: All
Election Type: Recount