PADPAC contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal Law requires political action committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose contributions exceed $200 or more in a calendar year. Federal election laws require PDA to record whether a contribution is hard or soft. Political campaign contributions can be made with a personal check or credit card. Personal contributions ("hard dollars") can be used to support state legislative candidates and corporate contributions ("soft dollars") can be used only for PADPAC administrative expenses. A maximum of $40 of your hard dollar contribution will be sent to the American Dental Association Political Action Committee (ADPAC). The PADPAC board determines a lump sum amount of soft dollars contributed to ADPAC annually. There is no minimum amount you must contribute to PADPAC.