In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering implementing an appropriations rider that will help a great number of trade association PACs increase their receipts, eliminating one of the more tedious aspects of campaign finance law. If passed and signed into law, the legislation will declare the requirement for trade association […]
Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) reports covering lobbying activities and political contributions are both due in July. If you’re registered under the LDA, or if you think you might need to be, here is what you need to know: What is the LDA? The LDA requires lobbying firms and companies or associations who employ in-house […]
Learning from the tragic North Carolina embezzlement case I have posted about embezzlement before, and I’m writing again because campaigns and PACs keep losing money to this largely preventable crime.
Election season is heating up, and staying on top of your filings is more important than ever. We recently finished a year-end filing due on a Sunday. Now, the next two FEC monthly reports are due on Saturday (February 20) and Sunday (March 20).
Here are some tips for these weekend deadlines:
Filing campaign statements with the State Elections Board (SEB) or any government agency can be a nerve racking and mentally exhausting experience. Having to itemize nearly every transaction, complete complicated forms and follow obscure rules make reporting a challenging job.
Filing campaign statements with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) or any government agency can be a nerve racking and mentally exhausting experience. Having to itemize nearly every transaction, complete complicated forms and follow obscure rules make reporting a challenging job.
The frequency of reports, rapid turnaround required during election season and requirement for exact reporting makes campaign reporting scary for even the most seasoned professional accountant.
By: David M. Mason, JD Sr. VP, Compliance Services The case for sound policies in lieu of ‘gaming’ the system The Washington Post recently reported that Florida Democrats are attempting to qualify a ballot initiative to undo an electoral calendar change that Florida Democrats imposed several decades ago in an effort to change the election system to […]
By: Dave Mason Sr. VP, Compliance Services Post-election Contribution Rules vary by state Elections don’t always turn out as expected. When the unexpected happens, our PAC clients sometimes want to get back on the winning side by making post-election contributions. Whether such contributions count against limits for the election that just occurred, or for the […]
Arkansas voters approved Issue 3, a constitutional amendment to ban corporate and union contributions to Arkansas candidates, on Tuesday, November 4. The amendment is effective immediately. Companies that have been making corporate contributions in Arkansas may wish to consider using their Federal PACs to remain politically active in the state. Federal PACs contributing more than […]