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How to report

Voided contributions

Party committees occasionally issue contributions that the recipient does not deposit. For example, the contribution is returned, uncashed, or lost. When this happens, the party committee reports a voided contribution to keep from deflating their cash on hand.

Reporting on Form 3X

Party committees report the voided contribution as a negative entry on Form 3X, Line 23.

Party committee itemization showing a voided check Form 3X Schedule B

Al Verroes for Congress did not deposit the party's contribution. The party discloses the voided contribution on Schedule B, supporting Line 23. It includes the candidate committee’s address, date that the void is made, amount voided as a negative entry, the candidate’s information, and a clear purpose of disbursement, "Void of 7/12/18 contribution."

Reporting with FECFile

To enter a voided contribution, go to the Summary Page tab, right click on “Line 23 Contributions to other federal candidates and political committees” and select ”new.”

Learn more about reporting disbursements in FECFile