October 1, 2020

If you choose full reporting, then any money that you contribute to or spend on your campaign must be reported – even if you accept no donations from anyone else. 

There are several scenarios: 

  1. Your funds go into the campaign bank account and the campaign wants the option to pay you back. 
  2. Your funds go into the campaign bank account and there will be no repayment to you. 
  3. You spend your own money on the campaign, and are paid back within 21 days
  4. You spend your own money on the campaign, and the campaign may pay you back after 21 days 
  5. You spend your own money on your campaign and will not be reimbursed. 

This series of 5 filer tips walks you through how to enter each of these transactions using ORCA software. 

Scenario 1: Optional pay back

Scenario 2: No repayment

Scenario 3: Payback within 21 days

Scenario 4: Payback after 21 days

Scenario 5: Spend your own money on your campaign; no reimbursement