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Report type code descriptions

The list of report type codes contains the following information:

Report type codeReport typeexplanation
12CPre-conventionFor states using conventions to select candidates. Report covers through 20 days before the convention
12GPre-generalReport covers through 20 days before the general election - due 12 days before the election
12PPre-primaryReport covers through 20 days before the primary- due 12 days before the election
12RPre-RunoffReport covers through 20 days before the run-off- due 12 days before the election
12SPre-specialReport covers through 20 days before the special election - due 12 days before the election
30DPost-ElectionReport covers from 19 days before the election through 20 days after - due 30 days after the election
30GPost-generalReport covers from 19 days before the election through 20 days after. - due 30 days after the election
30PPost-primaryReport covers from 19 days before the election through 20 days after. - due 30 days after the election
30RPost-runoffReport covers from 19 days before the election through 20 days after. - due 30 days after the election
30SPost-specialReport covers from 19 days before the election through 20 days after. - due 30 days after the election
60DPost-conventionReport filed by national party convention and host committees disclosing their convention expenses, due 60 days after the convention
ADJComprehensive adjusted amendmentAdjustment of a comprehensive amendment - coverage is variable
CAComprehensive amendmentAmendment modifying information from two or more original reports - coverage is variable
M10October monthlyCovers September - due October 20
M11November monthlyCovers October - due November 20
M12December monthlyCovers November - due December 20
M2February monthlyCovers January - due February 20
M3March monthlyCovers February - due March 20
M4April monthlyCovers March - due April 20
M5May monthlyCovers April - due May 20
M6June monthlyCovers May - due June 20
M7July monthlyCovers June - due July 20
M8August monthlyCovers July - due August 20
M9September monthlyCovers August - due September 20
MYMid-yearCovers January 1 through June 30 - due July 31 Permissible in non-election years for PACs and party committees normally filing Quarterly reports. (Note that since 2003 campaign committees must file quarterly in all years.)
Q1April quarterlyCovers January 1 through March 31 - due April 15
Q2July quarterlyCovers April 1 through June 30 - due July 15
Q3October quarterlyCovers July 1 through September 30 - due October 15
TERTerminationFinal report submitted by a committee - coverage is variable
YEYear endCovers from the end of the last quarterly or mid-year report through December 31 - due January 31
90SPost inaugural supplement 
90DPost inaugural Filing of Presidential inaugural committee - due 90 days after the Inauguration
48H48-hourReport of specific contribution of $1,000 or more made to a campaign within 20 days of an election. Alternatively, once a PAC or party or other person has made independent expenditures exceeding $10,000 in a race these and future independent expenditures must be reported. Due within 48 hours of receiving the contribution or public distribution of the independent expenditure. 48 hour timing for independent expenditures applies prior to 20 days before the election.
24H24-hourWithin 20 days of an election once a PAC or party or other person has made independent expenditures exceeding $1,000 in a race these and future independent expenditures must be reported. Due within 24 hours of the public distribution of the independent expenditure.