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Using adequate purposes for disbursements

June 3, 2024

When reporting disbursements, political committees must describe the purpose of each payment. As a general rule, filers should consider whether a person who is not associated with the committee could easily discern why the disbursement was made by reading the name of the recipient and the purpose listed on the report.

The Commission publishes a list of adequate and inadequate purposes on its website, along with more information about reporting disbursements.