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Free legal and accounting services

March 18, 2019

An entity (including, a corporation, union or partnership) may provide candidates, parties and PACs with free legal and accounting services without the services resulting in a contribution as long as:

  • The entity paying the person who is performing the services is that person’s regular employer;
  • The entity does not hire additional employees to render the services or to enable the regular employees to provide the services;
  • Any services to candidate committees and other nonparty political committees are provided only for the purpose of helping the committees comply with the federal election campaign laws; and
  • Any services provided to political party committees are not attributable to activities that directly further the election of a specific candidate for federal office.

For more information and reporting guidance for the free legal and accounting services exemption, please visit our web pages for candidates, parties and PACs.