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The taxing question of LLC contributions

October 3, 2017

The Commission often receives questions about whether federal campaigns can accept contributions from limited liability companies (LLCs). While there are several factors to consider, the LLC’s tax status is key. Generally, LLCs taxed as partnerships may contribute to federal candidates. On the other hand, LLCs that elect corporate tax treatment are considered corporations by the FEC and are prohibited from contributing to federal candidates. Visit our website for additional information on LLCs and other permissible and impermissible sources of contributions.