How Do I Add ActBlue Fees?

Since ActBlue fees are not included as part of the import, you may need to add the fee expense transaction manually. You can do this one of two ways:

Option A

Reduce the main contribution amount by the fee total. For this example, we’ll say the main contribution amount is $1,000, but you receive a check for $950 because of the fee.

  1. Add the ActBlue transaction for $950.
  2. List the splits for the individual donors.

Option B

  1. Create the ActBlue deposit for $1,000.
  2. After the deposit has been created, click the Add Deducted Fees button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select New Expense.
  4. Create the $50 fee. It will show as directly removed from this particular ActBlue deposit.

The benefit of doing this is the Fees will appear as expenses to ActBlue Technical Services. We suggest adding an ActBlue Technical Services organization record to the database for this purpose.