CONTRIBUTION LIMITS FOR 2015-2016 FEDERAL ELECTIONS
DONORS
RECIPIENTS
Candidate Committee
PAC1
(SSF and Nonconnected)
State/District/Local Party Committee
National Party Committee
Additional National Party Committee Accounts2
Individual
$2,700*
per election
$5,000
per year
$10,000
per year
(combined)
$33,400*
per year
$100,200*
per account, per year
Candidate Committee $2,000
per election
$5,000
per year
Unlimited Transfers Unlimited Transfers  

PAC -
Multicandidate

$5,000
per election
$5,000
per year
$5,000
per year
(combined)
$15,000
per year
$45,000
per account, per year
PAC -
Nonmulticandidate
$2,700*
per election
$5,000
per year
$10,000
per year
(combined)
$33,400*
per year
$100,200*
per account, per year
State, District & Local Party Committee
$5,000
per election
$5,000
per year
Unlimited Transfers  
National Party Committee $5,000
per election3
 

* Indexed for inflation in odd-numbered years.

1. “PAC” here refers to a committee that makes contributions to other federal political committees. Independent-expenditure-only political committees (sometimes called “super PACs”) may accept unlimited contributions, including from corporations and labor organizations.

2. The limits in this column apply to a national party committee’s accounts for: (i) the presidential nominating convention; (ii) election recounts and contests and other legal proceedings; and (iii) national party headquarters buildings.  A party’s national committee, Senate campaign committee and House campaign committee are each considered separate national party committees with separate limits. Only a national party committee, not the parties’ national congressional campaign committees, may have an account for the presidential nominating convention.

3. Additionally, a national party committee and its Senatorial campaign committee may contribute up to $46,800 combined per campaign to each Senate candidate.