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  • FEC Record: Reporting

FEC forms and instructions revised

November 1, 2005

The Commission has made technical revisions to several forms and instructions to reflect a change in the law and to eliminate duplicative reporting. The modifications include:

  • Revising FEC Form 5 (Report of Independent Expenditures by Individuals and Other Persons/Entities) and its instructions to eliminate references to pre- and post-election reports (no longer required by the law).
  • Revising FEC Form 10 (24-Hour Notice of Expenditure from Candidate's Personal Funds) and the instructions to both FEC Form 10 and FEC Form 6 (48 Hour Notice of Contributions/Loans Received) to explain the limited circumstances in which a campaign affected by the "Millionaires' Amendment" may submit FEC Form 10 in lieu of FEC Form 6 when reporting a last-minute loan or contribution from the candidate.

The revised forms and instructions were transmitted to Congress on September 14, 2005, and became effective on October 17,2005. As of that date, older versions of these forms and instructions are obsolete and should not be used. The revised forms and instructions are available on the FEC web site at or by calling, toll-free, 1-800/424-9530 (press 3).

  • Author 
    • Dorothy Yeager
    • Enterprise Resource Analyst