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How to report

Partnership contributions

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.

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In this example, the First Ladies Partnership and its required itemized information is disclosed first on Line 11(a)(i). The note to “see partnership attribution below” tells the public to expect information about the partners.

The individual partners, Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison, are disclosed as memo items connected to the partnership. The amount field only shows their portion of the partnership's contribution. These memo items include all of the required itemization information and a helpful note that connects the partners to the main partnership entry.

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.

Learn more about reporting contributions in FECFile