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:

1. Reduce the main contribution amount by the fee total.

For example, the total of all the contributions amount to $1000 but you receive a check for $950 because of the fee. With this method, you’d add the ActBlue transaction as $950, then list the Splits.

2. After you’ve created the ActBlue deposit, access the deposit and click the Add Deducted Fees button at the bottom of the screen.

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.

In this method, even though you received a check for $950, the ActBlue deposit would be for $1000,. Then from within the deposit details, you’d click the Add Deducted Fees button at the bottom of the screen, then select New Expense. This will allow you to create the $50 fee and show it directly removed from this particular ActBlue transaction and deposit.