Who needs a form 3x?
This is a form for political action committees and party committees. They have to send their financial reports to the Federal Election Committee (FEC).
What is form 3x for?
FEC form 3x is a report of receipts and disbursements. It is a mandatory document that serves to promote clear, honest and open elections. The Federal Election Committee uses this document as a basis for financial analysis.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
It is a complete end-to-end report and doesn’t require additional forms.
When is this form due?
There are several filing periods for this form. You can submit it quarterly (due dates are on April, 15th, July, 15th, October, 15th) and monthly (by the 20th every month of non-election year and January, 31st). There is a mid-year report (July, 31st) and a year-end report (January, 31st). There is also a 12-day pre-election report and a 30-day post-election report. Choose the kind of report you need on the first page of the document and fill in the dates of the covering period.
How do I fill out form 3x?
Start with the name, address and FEC identification number of the committee on top of form 3x. Add the type of report and the related dates. Fill out the summary page with the amounts of total receipts, cash on hand, total disbursements, debts and obligations. There are three pages for the detailed summary after the general summary where you can specify all the issues. There is also Schedule A for itemized receipts, Schedule B for itemized imbursements, Schedule C for loans, Schedule C-1 for loans and lines of credit from lending institutions, Schedule D for debts and obligations and other detailed schedules for expenses and allocations.
Where do I send form 3x?
Send it electronically to the Federal Election Committee.