A federal campaign may establish a recount fund either as a separate bank account of the candidate’s authorized committee or as a separate entity. In either case, the receipts must be reported on the authorized committee’s reports as “Other Receipts.”
Reporting on candidate forms
House and Senate committees report receiving recount-related donations in the “Other Receipts” category on Form 3, Line 15. The committee must itemize the donation on Schedule A for Line 15 if the aggregate receipts from that donor exceed $200 for the election cycle.
Reporting with FECFile
To enter a recount-related donation, go to the Summary Page tab, right click on “Line 15 Other Receipts (Dividends, Interest, etc.)” and select ”new.”