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2015 Reporting Dates

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Filing Frequency by Type of Filer

House and Senate Campaign Committees 1

Frequency: Quarterly only

Presidential Campaign Committees

Frequency: Quarterly OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)

National Party Committees

Frequency: Monthly only

State, District and Local Party Committees 2

Frequency: Semi-annual OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)

Political Action Committees (SSF/Hybrid/Independent Expenditures-Only, a.k.a., Super PACs/Other Nonconnected)

Frequency: Semi-annual OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)


CHANGE IN FILING FREQUENCY

Some committees may choose to change their reporting schedule (for example, from monthly to semi-annual). Those that wish to do so must notify the Commission in writing and may change their filing frequency no more than once per calendar year.


FOOTNOTES:

1 This category includes committees of candidates retiring debts from a previous election or running for a future election.

2 State, district and local party committees that engage in reportable "federal election activity" ("FEA") must file on a monthly basis. A committee that filed monthly in 2014 due to its FEA must notify the Commission in writing if it wishes to file semi-annually in 2015.

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2015 Reporting Deadlines

Quarterly Reports

Report
Close of Books
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing section below]
Year-End 2014
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]
 
December 31, 2014
 
January 31, 2015 3
April Quarterly
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]
March 31, 2015
April 15, 2015
July Quarterly
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]
June 30, 2015
July 15, 2015
October Quarterly
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]
September 30, 2015
October 15, 2015
Year-End 2015
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]
December 31, 2015
January 31, 2016 3

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Semi-annual Reports

Report
Close of Books
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing section below]
Year-End 2014
December 31, 2015
January 31, 2015 3
Mid-Year
June 30, 2015
July 31, 2015
Year-End 2015
December 31, 2015
January 31, 2016 3

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Monthly Reports

Report
Close of Books
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing section below]
Year-End 2014
December 31, 2014
January 31, 2015 3
February
January 31, 2015
February 20, 2015
March
February 28, 2015
March 20, 2015
April
March 31, 2015
April 20, 2015
May
April 30, 2015
May 20, 2015
June
May 31, 2015
June 20, 2015 3
July
June 30, 2015
July 20, 2015
August
July 31, 2015
August 20, 2015
September
August 31, 2015
September 20, 2015 3
October
September 30, 2015
October 20, 2015
November
October 31, 2015
November 20, 2015
December
November 30, 2015
December 20, 2015 3
Year-End 2015
December 31, 2015
January 31, 2016 3

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METHODS OF FILING REPORTS

Electronic Filing

Reports filed electronically must be received and validated by the Commission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the filing deadline.

Paper Filing - Meeting the Filing Deadline

Paper Report filing options -- Registered, Certified or Overnight or First Class Mail.


FOOTNOTE:

3 Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than Registered, Certified or Overnight Mail, or electronically, must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

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Electioneering Communications


Electioneering communications are television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed to the relevant electorate within 60 days prior to a general election or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including a special election). Individuals and other persons who make electioneering communications that aggregate in excess of $10,000 in the calendar year must file disclosure statements with the Commission within 24 hours of distribution to the public.

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Independent Expenditures


Any individual, PAC or party committee that makes independent expenditures may have to disclose those expenditures within 48- or 24-hours, depending upon the date and amount of the expenditure. Please note, these special reports apply only to independent expenditures and not to direct contributions to candidates.

 

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Coordinated Communications

 

When an individual or political committee pays for a communication that is coordinated with a candidate or party committee, the communication is considered an in-kind contribution to that candidate or party committee and is subject to the limits, prohibitions and reporting requirements of the federal campaign finance law.


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