Reporting on candidate forms
House and Senate committees report using a payroll company to pay staff salaries in the “Operating expenditures” category on Form 3, Line 17. The payroll disbursement will be itemized on Schedule B, supporting Line 17, once payments to the payroll company aggregate more than $200 in an election cycle.
The committee will also itemize the ultimate recipients of the salary payments as memo entries on Schedule B, supporting Line 17, once aggregate payments made to the individual are more than $200 in an election cycle.
Reporting with FECFile
To enter a disbursement to a payroll company, go to the Summary Page tab, right click on “Line 17 Operating expenditures” and select ”new.” To add memo entries for the staff receiving payments, right click on the payroll entry select “Transaction Split.” Enter each staff member by clicking “add new.”