Failure to play by the rules, whether participating in the legislative process or elections, can lead to expensive or embarrassing consequences. Meanwhile, scrutiny awaits from all directions — the media, government regulators, adversaries, watchdog groups and the electorate.
Political committees, businesses, trade associations and other tax-exempt entities come here for guidance in sorting out these rules, saving money and hours of staff time in doing so. From startup to dissolution, and executing your political operation’s mission along the way, you have come to the right place.
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Flexibility is key and the range of services can fall anywhere from a call for help to something resembling an active leader. This could include fulfilling interim duties in times of board, management or staff transition.
Finally, political committees and other organizations come here when a question or undertaking encompasses potential tax or campaign finance implications which fall outside of the scope of their team’s expertise.
Ongoing campaign finance compliance and reporting:
In addition to regular administration and financial oversight, various one-off issues arise over the course of a political committee’s life cycle and require attention. Some of the recent work here includes:
The Federal Election Commission is the independent regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing federal campaign finance law. The Internal Revenue Service has jurisdiction over tax collection and the administration of the the federal tax code, which applies to certain political organizations. In addition, each state has within its borders its own campaign finance and tax regulators.
Political entities should also have general awareness of employment, intellectual property and contract laws to which they may be subject.
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