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Election Campaign accounting Compliance

  • 1.  Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 15 days ago

    Hi

     

    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



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    Abby Alhante
    KURCIAS & ALHANTE, CPAs LLC
    Melville NY
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  • 2.  RE: Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Posted 15 days ago

    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.

     

    Best,

    Nichole

     

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    A.M. Boutzalis, CPA, PC
    377 Oak Street, Suite 407

    Garden City, NY 11530

     

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    E:  Nheid@ambcpapc.com
     

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  • 3.  RE: Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Posted 14 days ago
    While I can't speak for New York, in Massachusetts the Secretary of State offers a free training on compliance and reporting requirements.

    Best,
    Irene

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  • 4.  RE: Election Campaign accounting Compliance

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 14 days ago

    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

    516.829-5890  Fax 516-829-3976

    Mobile 516-381-9301

    AbbyA@KurciasAlhanteCPAs.com

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