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Political Organization Filing and Disclosure

Welcome to the Political Organization Filing and Disclosure Website. On this site, you can electronically file Form 8871, Political Organization Notice of Section 527 Status, and Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures . Additionally, you can search for and view copies of submitted Forms 8871 and Forms 8872 (both paper and electronic filings).

Note: The Form 8872 online filing program does not allow organizations to enter foreign addresses for contributions and expenditures. As a temporary measure, organizations may enter the foreign address as follows:

Enter in Address Line 1: the street address
Enter in Address Line 2: the city, state/province and postal code
Enter in City: the country
Enter in State: DC
Enter in Zip Code: 20000

When searching the database, the state/zip code combination of "DC" and "20000" will indicate that the address is a foreign address.

See Contents of Initial Notice for a list of information you need to file Form 8871. If you are filing an initial notice, you should gather this information before you start the filing process.


NOTE: The schemas for XML files that may be uploaded to electronically file Form 8871 and Form 8872 have been updated. Please see the XML schema page for more information and to download the new schemas.

If you encounter technical issues with the application, please contact the IRS.gov Website Help Desk.

Login to Political Organization Filing Center
File Form 8871 and Form 8872 with the Service, as required under IRC Section 527.

The IRS reminds exempt organizations not to include Social Security numbers or other unneeded personal information on filings. Filing Form 990s electronically reduces the risk of inadvertently including SSNs.

Search Political Organization Disclosures: Search for Forms 8871, 8872 and 990 filed with the Service

Download Political Organization Disclosures: Download Forms 8871, 8872 and 990 filed with the Service.
 

These links above connect to the updated online database of public filings by Section 527 political organizations. It contains all electronic filings made by 527 organizations. Paper filings go back to January 2012.

 

To ask for paper filings before January 2012, use Form 4506A, Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt or Political Organization IRS Form.

 

 

Users Guides
Information to help users navigate the filing and searching process.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) Website
Visit this site to learn information about political organizations required to file with the FEC. You may also want to contact the appropriate state election authority for information about political organizations required to file with state election authorities.


Download the schemas for XML files that may be uploaded to electronically file Form 8871 and Form 8872.

EO Customer Account Services
Contact us for help with technical and procedural questions concerning political organizations, information about requesting a new username and password, or if you find discrepancies in the information posted for your organization.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 06-Jan-2014