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Campaign finance reports must be filed by all registrants that are not exempt from filing reports. A paper copy of the report should be mailed to the Government Accountability Board, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI 53707-7984. Reports must be postmarked on or before the filing due date in order to be considered filed timely.
Each of the report schedules has detailed instructions for completing it on the back. These instructions should be reviewed each time a campaign finance report is prepared. A candidate is only required to file schedules that show activity. You do not need to include blank schedules when filing reports.
All contributions received by the committee must be reported in Schedule 1 (Receipts) of the campaign finance report. Contributions and loans from individuals are listed in Schedule 1A (Contributions Including Loans From Individuals). Contributions from other committees, such as political action committees, political party committees, and other candidate committees, are reported in Schedule 1B (Contributions from Committees). All other income such as loans from financial institutions, contributions returned from other registrants, refunds, returns of deposits or interest on investments are reported in Schedule 1C (Other Income and Commercial Loans).
The date which must be provided for all contributions is the date the committee received the contribution, that is, the date it acquired possession and control of the contribution, not the date of deposit or date on the check (unless all dates are the same).
All money spent by the committee is reported in Schedule 2 (Disbursements) of the campaign finance report. General operating expenditures are listed in Schedule 2A (Gross Expenditures). Contributions to other political committees are listed in Schedule 2B (Contributions to Committees).
Additional information required to be disclosed is reported in Schedule 3 (Additional Disclosure) of the campaign finance report. All obligations of the committee such as unpaid bills are listed in Schedule 3A (Incurred Obligations Excluding Loans). Loans and the individuals who guarantee loans for the committee are listed in Schedule 3B (Loans).
Schedule 4 (Termination Request) of the campaign finance report is used for requests to terminate registration. A final campaign finance report must be filed with a termination request.