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Taking in receipts

Receipts are anything of value (money, goods, services or property) received by a political committee. Authorized committees take in all receipts for a candidate’s campaign. Receipts include both contributions and other forms of support.

Once the treasurer (or authorized agent) receives a receipt, he or she must deposit it within 10 days. Contributions not deposited within 10 days must be returned to their donors.


Contributions include things like money and gifts that are given to influence a federal election.

Other sources of income and support

In addition to contributions, candidates can receive several other types of support, including: