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How to report

Registering as a Super PAC

Super PACs are independent expenditure-only political committees that may receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, labor unions and other political action committees for the purpose of financing independent expenditures and other independent political activity. The committee will not use those funds to make contributions, whether direct, in-kind or via coordinated communications, to federal candidates or committees.

Registering as a Super PAC

Super PACs file a Statement of Organization (Form 1) to register with the FEC.

In addition to filing the Form 1, Super PACs also submit a letter stating:

The committee intends to make independent expenditures, and consistent with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision in SpeechNow v. FEC, it therefore intends to raise funds in unlimited amounts. This committee will not use those funds to make contributions, whether direct, in-kind, or via coordinated communications, to federal candidates or committees.

Paper filers submit this information as a letter with the committee’s information.

Electronic filers can submit this letter as memo text added to a Form 1 submission using the FEC’s Form 1 webform.

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The PAC submits a letter that notifies the Commission it intends to act as a super PAC and includes the complete legal language from the Commission.

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