In the course of their fundraising activities, candidates and committees occasionally receive contributions of questionable legality. Whether it’s a check from an entity that might be incorporated or from an individual who may be a foreign national, the process for determining whether the contribution is permissible is the same. For more information, visit the FEC’s page on handling questionable contributions.
This information is not intended to replace the law or to change its meaning, nor does this information create or confer any rights for or on any person or bind the Federal Election Commission or the public.
The reader is encouraged also to consult the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.), Commission regulations (Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations), Commission advisory opinions and applicable court decisions.