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2021 Quarterly reports

All registered candidate committees must disclose the money they raise and spend. These "receipts" and "disbursements" are reported quarterly.

House and Senate committees report on Form 3. Access the PDF and instructions. Presidential committees report on Form 3P. Access the PDF and instructions.

When a committee files its first report, it must include all “receipts" and "disbursements" that occurred before registration. This includes any receipts and disbursements made during the “testing the waters” (or exploratory) period. The coverage period of the first report should be adjusted to date back to the beginning of the committee’s financial activity.

Quarterly schedule

Report Close of books [1] Filing deadline
Year-End 2020
Congressional
Presidential
12/31/2020 01/31/2021 [2]
April Quarterly
Congressional
Presidential
03/31/2021 04/15/2021
July Quarterly
Congressional
Presidential
06/30/2021 07/15/2021
October Quarterly
Congressional
Presidential
09/30/2021 10/15/2021
Year-End 2021
Congressional
Presidential
12/31/2021 01/31/2022


FOOTNOTES:

[1] These dates indicate the end of the reporting period. A reporting period always begins the day after of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered up through the close of books for the first report due.

[2] 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 must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

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

Paper filers must ensure their reports are received by the filing deadline. Report filing options: registered, certified or overnight or first-class mail.