Taking in receipts
Receipts are anything of value (money, goods, services or property) received by a political committee. Authorized committees take in all receipts for a candidate’s campaign. Receipts include both contributions and other forms of support.
Once the treasurer (or authorized agent) receives a receipt, he or she must deposit it within 10 days. Contributions not deposited within 10 days must be returned to their donors.
Contributions include things like money and gifts that are given to influence a federal election.
Other sources of income and support
In addition to contributions, candidates can receive several other types of support or income, including:
Discounts and services
In addition to direct contributions, outside groups may support or oppose candidates by making additional expenditures or disbursements.