FEC Form 3 – Reporting Thresholds

 

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All reporting threshold amounts are aggregate.

 

Contributions

Reporting Threshold

Line 11a:

(individuals, partnerships and other persons

who are not political committees)

$200

Line 11b:

(political party committees)

Report all.

Line 11c:

(other political committees)

Report all.

Line 11d:

(candidate)

$200

Transfers

Reporting Threshold

Line 12:

(from other authorized committees of the same candidate)

Report all.

Loans

Reporting Threshold

Line 13a:

(loans made or guaranteed by the candidate)

Report all.

Line 13b:

(all other loans)

Report all.

Offsets to Operating Expenses

Reporting Threshold

Line 14:

(refunds, rebates, etc.)

$200

Other Receipts

Reporting Threshold

Line 15:

(dividends, interest, etc.)

$200

Operating Expenditures

Reporting Threshold

Line 17:

(mediaand newspaper advertising, salaries, etc.)

$200

Transfers

Reporting Threshold

Line 18:

(transfers to other authorized committees)

Report all.

Loan Repayments

Reporting Threshold

Line 19a:

(loan repayments of loans made or guaranteed

by the candidate)

Report all.

Other Disbursements

Reporting Threshold

Line 21:

(contributions to other candidates, etc)

$200

 

Definitions & Rules:

 

Aggregate :

For each person who has made one or more contributions,  received payments,  aggregating in excess of $200 during the election cycle, the committee must provide on the full name and mailing address, the date and amount of each contribution or expense aggregating in excess of $200.

 

Column A: This Period:

The period listed on line 5 of the report.

 

Column B: Election Cycle to Date definition:

Beginning with the reporting period that starts on or after January 1, 2001, authorized committees must report receipts and disbursements on an election cycle basis, rather than on a calendar year basis. The election cycle for disclosure purposes begins the day after the previous general election for a seat or office, and ends on the day of the next

general election for that seat or office. Note that the length of the election cycle varies depending on office sought (i.e., two years for House committees and six years for Senate committees).

 

Column C: Post-Election Cycle:

Total for (date after general election) through (last day of reporting period).

 

For more information on defining cycles, see the 11CFR 100.3(b) of the FEC Campaign Guide.