|(a) A discount to a candidate, officeholder, or political
committee is an in-kind political contribution unless the terms of
the transaction reflect the usual and normal practice of the industry
and are typical of the terms that are offered to political and non-political
persons alike, or unless the discount is given solely in order to
comply with §253.041 of the Election Code.
(b) The value of an in-kind contribution in the form
of a discount is the difference between the fair market value of the
goods or services at the time of the contribution and the amount charged.