In addition to complying with the Federal Election Campaign Act, party committees must observe laws and rules outside the Commissionís jurisdiction.
The process by which candidates and political parties appear on the ballot is subject to state law.
Party committees and organizations should be aware that they have to comply with federal and state laws on income tax. For information on federal tax laws, contact the Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20224 Attention: E:EO(202/283-2300 or 1-877-829-5500 or at their web site).
Committees need to obtain a taxpayer ID number. Call 800/TAX-FORM for information. Each regional IRS office also has a toll-free number; consult your telephone directory for the number in your state. Consult the appropriate state agency for information on state income tax laws.
Note that, under the Internal Revenue Code, a committee may have to include a special solicitation notice. See ďIRS Notice."
For information on rules concerning rates for purchasing broadcast time, equal access to broadcast media, and procedures for filing complaints in this area, contact the Federal Communications Commission, Policy Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554 (202/418-2120 or 888-225-5322).
For information on the Hatch Act, which regulates political activity by federal employees, contact the Office of Special Counsel, 1730 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (800/854-2824 or 202/653-7143 or at www.osc.gov/hatchact.htm).