Campaign Finance Web Reporting

Help for DR-2 Schedule E In-Kind Contributions

Schedule E Form Fields:

Name

Type

Required

In-Kind Contributor Alpha/Numeric Yes
Date Select Box Yes
Amount Numeric Yes
For Fund Raiser Checkbox No
Explanation Alpha/Numeric No (except for some expenditure types)
Exp. Type Select Box Yes

Schedule E - In-Kind Contributions

  1. Click on "In-Kind", listed under Schedules on the left side. The first time it will show no in-kind contributions. Click on the "New Contribution" along the top to add a transaction.
  2. An in-kind contribution is a good or service donated to a committee for which the committee would normally have to pay full market value.
  3. This includes forgiveness of a debt or payment of a committee bill by an individual.
  4. On the next screen start typing in the name field (after you have selected the "Contact" type to find). Select the contact if entered previously. If this is a new contact, enter the address information.
  5. Enter the required information for the in-kind contribution and click on "Save Contribution ".
  6. On the next screen click on "New Contribution" and follow the above steps to add additional in-kind contributions.
  7. If the item donated was for resale at an auction or fundraiser, check the "From FundRaiser" box.
  8. The itemization level for reporting in-kind contributions is the same as for monetary contributions.
  9. In-kind corporate contributions are prohibited just as they are prohibited for monetary contributions. This would also apply to civil penalties paid by corporations on behalf of their PACs. (Exception: ballot issues)
  10. To end session, click on "Logout" (left side of screen, under "Settings"). When the report is complete, file by clicking on Submit DR-2 on the Summary page.