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Form 8872 Filing Dates (for 2010)

During an election year, a political organization has the option of filing on either a quarterly or a monthly schedule. The organization must continue on the same filing schedule for the entire calendar year.

Option 1: Quarterly Filing Schedule

1st Quarter (January 1 - March 31) April 15, 2010
2nd Quarter (April 1 - June 30)  July 15, 2010
3rd Quarter (July 1 - September 30)  October 15, 2010
12-Day Pre-General Election*  October 21, 2010 - (October 18, if posting report by certified or registered mail)
30-Day Post-General Election  December 2, 2010
Year-End  January 31, 2010
12-Day Pre-Election* 12 days before the election
   

*A political organization must file 12-day pre-election report(s) before a federal election (primary, convention, and/or general election) if the organization makes or has made contributions or expenditures with respect to a federal candidate(s) participating in that election.  Therefore, if the organization supported a federal candidate in a primary election, it files a 12-day pre-election report before that candidate’s primary election.  If the organization made contributions or expenditures in connection with a federal candidate(s) in the general election, the organization also files the 12-day pre-general election report.

 

  Option 2: Monthly Filing Schedule

 Report   Filing Date
 January  February 22
 February  March 22
 March  April 20
 April  May 20
 May  June 21
 June  July 20
 July  August 20
 August  September 20
 September  October 20
12-Day Pre-General Election**  October 21
(October 18, if posting report by certified or registered mail)
 
 30-Day Post-General Election  December 2
 Year-End  January 31, 2011
   


**A political organization must file 12-day pre-election report(s) before a federal election (primary, convention, and/or general election) if the political organization makes or has made contributions or expenditures with respect to a federal candidate(s) participating in that election. Therefore, if the organization supported a federal candidate in a primary election, it files a 12-day pre-election report before that candidate’s primary election. If the organization made contributions or expenditures in connection with a federal candidate(s) in the general election, the organization also files the 12-day pre-general election report.

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