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Election Campaign accounting Compliance

  • 1.  Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 06-04-2019 12:49



    My friend is running for a local township and hope to be elected as a trustee.

    He has asked us to help him with his compliances requirements… I told him I am unfamiliar and would reach out to colleagues to learn a bit.


    He will collect well  under $10,000   and it will all be spent in campaigning.


    Is anyone familiar with the topic, and what the federal filing requirement is ?


    I have not accepted the engagement, I only promised that I would familiarize myself with the compliance requirements


    Any help appreciated


    Abby Alhante
    Melville NY

  • 2.  RE: Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Posted 06-04-2019 13:04

    Hi Abby,


    Are you inquiring about the disclosure of assets as an official or the PAC compliance?  There are two CPAs who I could recommend, not sure if they would feel comfortable with me posting their contact info in the group.







    Nichole Heid


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  • 3.  RE: Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Bronze Most Valuable Member
    Posted 06-05-2019 05:17
    While I can't speak for New York, in Massachusetts the Secretary of State offers a free training on compliance and reporting requirements.


    Irene Wachsler, CPA
    Wachsler CPA LLC

    Irene Wachsler, Trusted Biz Advisor for small business & gig economy
    Mass & NY Film Tax Credits
    Wachsler CPA , LLC
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  • 4.  RE: Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 06-05-2019 06:42

    Hi Irene


    Thanks for replying. Its an excellent idea.

    I will call NYS DOS this morning... lets see if they can help.


    Also, perhaps other will chime in here.



    Abby Alhante,  CPA


    Kurcias  & Alhante, LLC  CPAs

    525 Broadhollow Road   Suite 104

    Melville NY  11747

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