Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 19 - Miscellaneous Expenses

Part B - Contributions

Given any money by cash, checks, or given any gift cards to -

  1. College students living away from home
  2. Money to pay for tuition, room, board, books, fees, transportation, clothing, and entertainment expenses.

  1. Any other people not in your household, such as -
    birthday money   friends   street musicians
    cash gifts at the office   homeless persons   wedding money
    co-workers   money to assist others

Paid any of the following -

  1. Child support

  2. Alimony

Given any money by cash, checks, money orders, or credit cards to benefit -

  1. Educational institutions, including -
    alumni funds   scholarship funds   parochial schools
    educational endowments   school fund-raisers
  1. Political organizations, including -
    Political Action Committees (PACs)   political candidates   political parties
  1. Religious organizations, including churches, temples, and mosques, including-
    building funds   religious fund raisers
   tithes and offerings   religious television/radio ministries
  1. Charities or other organizations, including -
    American Cancer Society   fine arts and literary   Red Cross
    American Heart Association   Humane Society   United Way
    civic organizations    Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Given any stocks, bonds, or mutual funds

  1. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds
  2. Include only funds given to persons or organizations outside of your household.

Go back to Section 19 Part B »


Last Modified Date: April 7,2016