According to the FEC, Schedule H4 – Disbursements for Allocated Federal/Non-Federal Activity (SB21A) expenditures must be itemized by committees who use their federal account or separate allocation account to pay for allocated federal/non-federal disbursements.
Schedule H4 expenditures can be recorded in Crimson and then imported into CrimsonFiler or they can be uploaded directly into your CrimsonFiler FEC report.
**Please note: Refer to the Crimson Filer: Schedule H4 Expenditures guide on the HelpDesk for directions on how to enter this expenditure data directly into your FEC report in CrimsonFiler.
Entering SB21A/Schedule H4 Disbursements into Crimson:
Schedule H4 disbursements can be entered directly into your Crimson database in the same manner you would enter regular Schedule B disbursements, but you’ll want to make sure that you select the line number SB21A – Shared Fed/Non-Fed Operating Expenditures so the additional Event Name and Event Type fields will appear.
Enter the disbursements’ full amount and don’t break it up between the Federal and Non-Federal share. When you use the Import from Crimson function in CrimsonFiler or the FEC Export in Crimson (under the Compliance menu) for Schedule H4, you’ll be able to designate the Federal share percentage. The aggregate will also be calculated at that point per expenditure.
Once you’ve completed all of the fields in Crimson, click the Save button.
**Please note: Refer to the Crimson: Expenditure Data Entry guide for instructions on how to enter expenditures into Crimson and/or the Crimson Filer: Schedule H4 guide for details on how to enter SB21a disbursements directly into CrimsonFiler.