skip navigation
« Back to previous page

The FEC is currently redesigning its website. This page hasn't been redesigned yet, but it still contains the most up-to-date information.

HOME / REPORTING HELP / FILING INFO / REPORTING DATES - MAIN / 2017 REPORTING DATES

2017 Reporting Dates

Sign-up to receive e-mail notification when new reporting information is posted. (Note: Committees that provide an e-mail address on FEC Form 1, Statement of Organization, receive separate reminders shortly before reports are due.) Sign-up to receive email notification when new reporting information is posted.
(Note: Committees that provide an email address on FEC Form 1, Statement of Organization, receive separate reminders shortly before reports are due.)

The PDF files on this web site may be viewed or printed using Adobe Reader.


Related Items:


Filing Frequency by Type of Filer

House and Senate Campaign Committees 1

     Frequency: Quarterly only

Presidential Campaign Committees

Frequency: Quarterly OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)

National Party Committees

Frequency: Monthly only

State, District and Local Party Committees 2

Frequency: Semi-annual OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)

Political Action Committees (SSF/Hybrid/Independent Expenditures-Only, a.k.a., Super PACs/Other Nonconnected)

Frequency: Semi-annual OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)


CHANGE IN FILING FREQUENCY

Some committees may choose to change their reporting schedule (for example, from quarterly to monthly). Those that wish to do so must notify the Commission in writing and may change their filing frequency no more than once per calendar year.

 


FOOTNOTES:

1 This category includes committees of candidates retiring debts from a previous election or running for a future election.

2 State, district and local party committees that engage in reportable "federal election activity" ("FEA") must file on a monthly basis. A committee that filed monthly in 2016 due to its FEA must notify the Commission in writing if it wishes to file quarterly in 2017.

[TOP]

 


2017 Reporting Deadlines

Quarterly Reports

Report

Close of Books

Filing Deadline
[see Methods of Filing section below]

Year-End 2016
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]

December 31, 2016

January 31, 2017

April Quarterly
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]

March 31, 2017

April 15, 2017 3

July Quarterly
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]

June 30, 2017

July 15, 2017 3

October Quarterly
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]

September 30, 2017

October 15, 2017 3

Year-End 2017
  • Congressional [HTML]
  • Presidential [HTML]

December 31, 2017

January 31, 2018

 

[TOP]

 

Semi-annual Reports

Report

Close of Books

Filing Deadline
[see Methods of Filing section below]

Year-End 2016

December 31, 2016

January 31, 2017

Mid-Year

June 30, 2017

July 31, 2017

Year-End 2017

December 31, 2017

January 31, 2018

 

[TOP]

 

Monthly Reports

Report

Close of Books

Filing Deadline
[see Methods of Filing section below]

Year-End 2016

December 31, 2016

January 31, 2017

February

January 31, 2017

February 20, 2017 3

March

February 28, 2017

March 20, 2017

April

March 31, 2017

April 20, 2017

May

April 30, 2017

May 20, 2017 3

June

May 31, 2017

June 20, 2017

July

June 30, 2017

July 20, 2017

August

July 31, 2017

August 20, 2017 3

September

August 31, 2017

September 20, 2017

October

September 30, 2017

October 20, 2017

November

October 31, 2017

November 20, 2017

December

November 30, 2017

December 20, 2017

Year-End 2017

December 31, 2017

January 31, 2018

[TOP]

 

METHODS OF FILING REPORTS

Electronic Filing

Reports filed electronically must be received and validated by the Commission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the filing deadline.

Paper Filing - Meeting the Filing Deadline

Paper Report filing options -- Registered, Certified or Overnight or First Class Mail.


FOOTNOTE:

3 Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than registered, certified or overnight mail must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

[TOP]

 



Electioneering Communications


Electioneering communications are television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed to the relevant electorate within 60 days prior to a general election or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including a special election). Individuals and other persons who make electioneering communications that aggregate in excess of $10,000 in the calendar year must file disclosure statements with the Commission within 24 hours of distribution to the public.

[TOP]



Independent Expenditures


Any individual, PAC or party committee that makes independent expenditures may have to disclose those expenditures within 48- or 24-hours, depending upon the date and amount of the expenditure (including a special election). Please note, these special reports apply only to independent expenditures and not to direct contributions to candidates.

 

[TOP]

 


Coordinated Communications

 

When an individual or political committee pays for a communication that is coordinated with a candidate or party committee, the communication is considered an in-kind contribution to that candidate or party committee and is subject to the limits, prohibitions and reporting requirements of the federal campaign finance law.


[TOP]