May 14, 2019

Puzzled as to how to report transaction fees from your online contributions in ORCA? Enter the full amount of the contribution that was authorized by the donor, including the transaction fee (Transactions>Contributions>Monetary Contributions). Then enter the transaction fee as an expense paid to the vendor (Transactions>Expenditures>Monetary Expenditures). Your C-3 report will not match your deposit slip for this contribution so be sure to note the discrepancy in your campaign records. 

When choosing an online contribution processor, use a vendor capable of collecting all required contributor information. Also, choose one that gives you the option of not accepting anonymous donations, keeping in mind that campaigns may only accept up to $300 or 1 percent of the total contributions to date (whichever is larger) in anonymous contributions.