Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 2/9/1995 
Number 95-03 
Topic Gifts - Contributing to Cost 
Respondent  
Issue/Question
May a gift, which is subject to the dollar limit, be accepted if the recipient shares in the cost?  Would this activity be reportable to the Public Disclosure Commission?
Summary
A recipient may buy-down the value of an acceptable gift for the purpose of establishing its value.  The public disclosure laws, which are outside the jurisdiction of the Board, determine whether gifts are reportable.  RCW 42.52.150.
Document View this publication in Acrobat (PDF) Format