FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
Supporting Federal Candidates: A Guide For Citizens
If you contribute more than $200, the recipient committee is required to publicly disclose on a financial report your name, address, occupation and employer, as well as the date and amount of your contribution. Committees request this information even for smaller contributions since the $200 reporting threshold applies to the aggregate total of a donor's contributions to one committee during a calendar year. For example, you may make several small contributions to a committee during a year. Once these contributions add up to over $200, the committee must report the contributor information.
Note that if you collect and forward contributions to a committee, you must transmit them within a specified period of time and must also provide the committee with certain information on the contributors. Additionally, you may have reporting obligations.
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