Committees can receive contributions from partnerships under certain circumstances. The partnership contribution counts against the contribution limits for both the partnership and the individual partners.
Committees report information about the partnership and the individual partners making up the contribution.
Reporting on candidate forms
House and Senate committees report contributions from partnerships on Form 3, Schedule A, supporting Line 11(a)(i). Information about the individual partners is itemized on Line 11(a)(i) using memo entries.
For example, First Ladies Partnership gives $2,000 to the committee. Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison each own half of the partnership, so the committee discloses $1,000 coming from Abigail and $1,000 coming from Dolley.
Reporting with FECFile
Enter the partnership contribution on Line 11(a)(i). Right click on the entry and click “split transaction” to create the memo items for the individual partners.