FEC Form 3x: How Do I Pull A Transaction To A Specific Line?

FEC Form 3x: Line by Line Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of each Receipt and Disbursement line on the Form 3x. If you are looking to pull a specific transaction to a specific spot, or want to know how transactions pull to the FEC Form 3x, 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
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All entities besides Political Committees

Line 11b: Contribution From Political Party Committees

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: Political Party Committees

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

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All Political Committees besides Party Committees

Line 12: Transfers From Other Authorized Committees

Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution + TAG: “Transfer”
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: Political Committees
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Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution, Inkind Contribution (with or without DependentTAG: “Reattribution” or “Redesignation”)
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: Committee that has a relationship with the filer (example: Authorized Committee)

Line 13: All Loans Received

Transaction Types: Loan Received
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All entities

Line 14: Loan Repayments Received

Transaction Types: Loan Made Repayment
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All entities

Line 15: Offsets to Operating Expenditures (Refunds, Rebates, etc.)

Transaction Types: Refunded Expense WITHOUT TAG: “Refund of Contribution Made”
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All

Line 16: Refunds of Contributions Made to Federal Candidates and Other Political Committees

Transaction Types: Refunded Expense + TAG: “Refund of Contribution Made”
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All

Line 17: Other Receipts (Dividends, Interest, etc.)

Transaction Types: Other Income
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Monetary Contribution
Financial Account: Carey
Entities: All entities

NOTE: If your account is set up to support Carey funds and you need to ensure these report correctly on Line 17 instead of 11a, ensure the contributions are deposited into accounts associated with the filer marked as “Carey.” Any contribution, regardless of entity type, will pull to Line 17 if the above steps are taken.

Line 21a (Sch H4): Allocated Federal/Non-Federal Activity

Transaction Types: Expense, Accrued Expense Payment, Refunded Expense
Allocation Type: Administrative, Voter Drive, Exempt, Public Communications, Direct Fundraising, Direct Candidate Support
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Splits of Accrued Expense
Allocation Type: Administrative, Voter Drive, Exempt, Public Communications, Direct Fundraising, Direct Candidate Support
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
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
Allocation Type: Administrative, Voter Drive, Exempt, Public Communications, Direct Fundraising, Direct Candidate Support
Financial Account: State
Entities: All

Line 21b: Other Federal Operating Expenditures

Transaction Types: Expense, Accrued Expense Payment
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Splits of Accrued Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: Accrued expense splits are reported as a memo (no cash impact) when they are paid.
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Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memo + TAG: “IE to Support” or “IE to Oppose”
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: The original expense pulls to Line 21b ONLY if the original expense date is earlier than the IE date.
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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: Monetary Contribution + TAG: “Conduit – Conduit Check”
Entities: All
Special: ISP automatically calculates processing fees based on difference of total of donations and the deposit amount.

Line 22: 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 23: Contributions to Federal Candidates/Committees and Other Political Committees

Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memo + TAG: “Non-IE to Support” or “Non-IE to Oppose” or {none}
Original Transaction Types: Expense, Non-Monetary Expense, Accrued Expense Payment
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: The Support/Oppose memo must be to an entity that has a “Federal” jurisdiction
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Transaction Types: Splits of Accrued Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: Original Accrued Expense must have a Support/Oppose Memo; the Support/Oppose memo must be to an entity that has a “Federal” jurisdiction; Accrued expense splits are reported as a memo (no cash impact) when they are paid.

Line 24: Independent Expenditure (Schedule E)

Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memo + TAG: “IE to Support” or “IE to Oppose”
Original Transaction Types: Expense, Non-Monetary Expense, Accrued Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Levin
Entities: All

Line 25: Coordinated Party Expenditures (Schedule F)

NOT SUPPORTED ON THIS VERSION – See FEC Form 3x (Party): Line by Line Breakdown

Line 26: Loan Repayments Made

Transaction Types: Loan Received Repayment
Entities: All Entities

Line 27: Loans Made

Transaction Types: Loan Made
Entities: All Entities

Line 28a: 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 28b: Refunds of Contributions to Political Party Committees

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

Line 28c: 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 29: Other Disbursements

Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memo + TAG: “Non-IE to Support” or “Non-IE to Oppose” or {none}
Original Transaction Types: Expense, Non-Monetary Expense, Accrued Expense Payment
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: The Support/Oppose memo must be to an entity that DOES NOT have a “Federal” jurisdiction
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Transaction Types: Expenses, Accrued Expense Payment and Non-Monetary Expense
Reporting Code: 012
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Non-Monetary Expense
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Splits of Accrued Expense when the whole Accrued Expense had Reporting Code “012”
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: Accrued expense splits are reported as a memo (no cash impact) when they are paid.
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Transaction Types: Splits of Accrued Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All
Special: Original Accrued Expense must have a Support/Oppose Memo; the Support/Oppose memo must be to an entity that DOES NOT have a “Federal” jurisdiction; Accrued expense splits are reported as a memo (no cash impact) when they are paid.
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Transaction Types: Expense, Accrued Expense Payment
Financial Account: Carey
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memo
Allocation Type: NONE
Financial Account: Carey
Entities: All
Special: Federal or Non-Federal Jurisdiction does not matter if the original (parent) transaction is associated with the Carey account

Line 30a / Sch H6: Allocated Federal / Levin Election Activity

NOT SUPPORTED ON THIS VERSION – See FEC Form 3x (Party): Line by Line Breakdown

Line 30b: Federal Election Activity Paid Entirely With Federal Funds

Transaction Types: Expense, Accrued Expense Payment, Non-Monetary Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Reporting Code: 100% FEA
Financial Account: Not State, Levin or Carey
Entities: All
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Transaction Types: Splits of Accrued Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Reporting Code: 100% FEA
Financial Account: Not State, Levin or Carey
Entities: All
Special: Accrued expense splits are reported as a memo (no cash impact) when they are paid.
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Transaction Types: Support/Oppose Memo + TAG: “Non-IE to Support” or “Non-IE to Oppose” or {none}
Original Transaction Type: Non-Monetary Expense
Allocation Type: NONE
Reporting Code: 100% FEA
Financial Account: Not State, Levin or Carey
Entities: All
Special: The Support/Oppose memo must be to an entity that has a “Federal” jurisdiction

Sch C: All Loans Received

Transaction Types: Loan Received
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All entities
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Transaction Types: Loan Received Guarantee
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All entities

Sch C1: Loans and Lines Of Credit From Lending Institutions

Transaction Types: Loan Received
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: Financial Institution/Credit Card Issuer

Sch D: Debts and Obligations

Transaction Types: Accrued Expense
Financial Account: Not State or Carey
Entities: All entities

Sch H1: Method of Allocation

Special: Add a new allocation with type “Administrative”, “Exempt”, “Public Communications”, “Voter Drive”

Sch H2: Allocation Ratios for Allocable Fundraising Events and Direct Candidate Support Activities Appearing on this Report

Transaction Types: Allocation Transfer, Expense, Refunded Expense, Accrued Expense Payment, Inkind Contribution
Allocation Type: Direct Candidate Support, Direct Fundraising
Entities: All
Special: Transaction with the Allocation must be on the current report

Sch H3: Transfers from Nonfederal Accounts for Allocated Federal / Nonfederal Activity

Transaction Types: Allocation Transfer
Allocation Type: Administrative, Voter Drive, Exempt, Public Communications, Direct Fundraising, Direct Candidate Support
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Transaction Types: Inkind Contribution
Allocation Type: Administrative, Voter Drive, Exempt, Public Communications, Direct Fundraising, Direct Candidate Support
Financial Account: State
Entities: All

Sch H4: Allocated Federal/Non-Federal Activity

See Line 21a (Sch H4)

Sch H5: Transfers from Levin Accounts for Allocated Federal Election Activity

NOT SUPPORTED ON THIS VERSION – See FEC Form 3x (Party): Line by Line Breakdown

Sch H6: Allocated Federal / Levin Election Activity

NOT SUPPORTED ON THIS VERSION – See FEC Form 3x (Party): Line by Line Breakdown

Sch L-A: Itemized Receipts of Levin Funds
NOT SUPPORTED ON THIS VERSION – See FEC Form 3x (Party): Line by Line Breakdown

Sch L-B: Itemized Disbursements of Levin Funds
NOT SUPPORTED ON THIS VERSION – See FEC Form 3x (Party): Line by Line Breakdown