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National party receipts for presidential nominating convention, headquarters and recount accounts

A national party committee may establish accounts to defray certain expenses incurred with respect to:

  • Presidential nominating conventions,
  • National party headquarters buildings, and
  • Election recounts and contests and other legal proceedings (“recount account”).

Reporting receipts on Form 3X

National party committees report contributions received into their account(s) for the Presidential nominating convention, national party headquarters buildings, and “recount account” on Form 3X, Line 17. A contribution is itemized on Schedule A, supporting Line 17, when it:

  • Exceeds $200 or
  • Aggregates over $200 when added to other contributions received from the same source during the calendar year.

To itemize a contribution, the committee discloses:

  • Name of the source of the receipt
  • Mailing address
  • Employer (if from an individual)
  • Occupation (if from an individual)
  • Date of receipt
  • Amount of receipt
  • Aggregate year-to-date total of all receipts from the source
  • Name of account (for example, Convention Account, Headquarters Account, Recount Account)
Party Account Receipts

The committee reports the contribution, in this case from an individual, Nellie Curtis, on Schedule A, supporting Line 17. The party committee includes the name, mailing address, employer and occupation of the individual. It also includes the date of receipt, amount of receipt, aggregate year-to-date total for the contributor, and identifies the account (“Convention Account”) for which the receipt is intended.

Reporting with FECFile

To enter a receipt for a national party account, go to the Summary Page tab, right click on “Line 17 Other Federal Receipts (Dividends, Interest, etc.),” and select “new.”

Learn more about reporting receipts in FECFile