Campaign Finance - Credits Dataset

data.austintexas.gov | Last Updated 22 Sep 2017

This table lists any credit, interest, rebate, refund, reimbursement, or return of a deposit fee resulting from the use of a political contribution or an asset purchased with a political contribution reported on the Texas Ethics Commission C/OH Form, Schedule K. For more information about credits, please visit the Texas Ethic Commission's instruction guide here: https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/COH_ins.pdf

This dataset has the following 17 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
PayerpayertextThe full name of the person of business from whom the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution or interest was received.
RecipientrecipienttextName of the candidate or office holder that is filing the report. This name is a standardized format used by the Office of the City Clerk to ensure all of a filer's reports are accessible under a single name.
Credit_Datecredit_datecalendar_dateThe date on which the credit/gain/refund was received or the interest was earned.
Credit_Amountcredit_amounttextThe exact dollar amount of the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution, or interest.
Payer_Typepayer_typetextIdentifies the payer as either an entity (such as a company, political committee, organization, or other group) or an individual person.
Payer_Addresspayer_addresstextAddress of individual or entity from whom the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution or interest was received.
Payer_City_State_Zippayer_city_state_ziptextCity, state, and zip code of individual or entity from whom the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution or interest was received.
Credit_Yearcredit_yeartextThe date on which the credit/gain/refund was received or the interest was earned.
Political_Contribution_Returnpolitical_contribution_returntextIf the column is checked X, the incoming credit/gain was originally made by the filer in the form of a political contribution.
Transaction_Typetransaction_typetextThe type of transaction that occurred. This column will always be populated by ‘Interest, Credits, Gains, Refunds, and Contributions Returned to Filer.’
Date_Reporteddate_reportedcalendar_dateDate the structured data file was received by the Office of the City Clerk.
Report_Filedreport_filedtextThe type of report on which the filer reported the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution, or interested.
In_Kind_Descriptionin_kind_descriptiontextA description of the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution, or interested.
Out_of_State_PACout_of_state_pactextIf the column is checked X, the incoming credit/gain was received by an out of state PAC.
CorrectioncorrectiontextIf the column has New or Modify, the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution, or interested was filed as a correction to another report.
View_Reportview_reporturlA link to the PDF report on which the filer reported the credit/gain/refund/returned contribution, or interested.
TRANSACTION_IDtransaction_idtextUnique ID based upon the concatenation of the Report_ID and Transaction_ID field - acts as a unique key for each individual transaction.