Legal and Account Exempt Services
The FEC states that “An authorized committee may receive free legal and accounting services provided solely to help the committee comply with the Act.”. To report this activity, you must:
- Create an In-Kind contribution for each occurrence
- After creating the In-Kind contribution, you must edit the contribution and check the “Memo” field as “Yes”. This will turn the item into a FEC Memo entry.
- Add to the FEC Memo “Exempt: Legal and Accounting Services”.
Since this is a process that occurs rarely, the FEC Memo option is not added to the main Add Contribution screen to prevent training issues with finance staff entering in checks incorrectly.
FEC Candidate guide does not state which line item these transaction occur on, while the FEC help documentation states to list them as 11(a) transactions.