A gift or loan may be unreconciled for the following reasons:
- Either the donor or recipient has not disclosed the gift or loan.
- There may be some discrepancies between the donor and recipient disclosures (discrepancies in name of donor or recipient, amount, date) so the portal has not been able to match the disclosures.
- The donor is not required to lodge a Donor Return:
- Loans to relevant entities (political parties, associated entities and third parties) do not require the lodgement of a Donor Return.
- Relevant entities are not required to lodge Donor Returns when they make any gifts or loans.
- The gift or loan is under the disclosure threshold of $5,000 (indexed). Some stakeholders voluntarily disclose amounts under the disclosure threshold. The other side of the transaction does need to lodge a matching disclosure if the amount is under the threshold.
In addition, the Electoral Commission is in the process of migrating historical return data to the portal. Gifts or loans may remain unreconciled while the Electoral Commission is still in the process of migrating all the returns.