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Reporting independent expenditures

February 24, 2020

If you make independent expenditures in connection with an upcoming election, you may trigger special reporting obligations:

  • Political committees and other persons that make independent expenditures may have to disclose this activity within 24- or 48-hours of public distribution or dissemination based upon the date and amount of the expenditure.
  • New reporting requirements apply to multistate independent expenditures made in connection with presidential primaries.

Detailed reporting instructions are available on our reporting pages for PACs, parties, SSFs and other filers. The FEC is also hosting an Independent Expenditures Webinar on March 18.