Checkoff system for contributions to trade association and state affiliates acting as collecting agents.
Advisory opinions are official Commission responses to questions about how federal campaign finance law applies to specific, factual situations.
This archive contains advisory opinions from 1975 to the present. It also contains documents related to advisory opinions — such as requests, drafts and public comments — from 1990 to the present.The advisory opinion process
Pending advisory opinion requests
Once the Office of the General Counsel has determined that an advisory opinion request meets all of the requirements to move forward for consideration by the Commission, the request is made public and is available for public comment for ten days.Learn how to comment
Recent advisory opinions issued
The Commission issues an advisory opinion when four or more Commissioners vote to approve it. These votes almost always occur during an open meeting.Explore all advisory opinions
Application of disclaimer rules to paid Facebook Image and Video ads
Independent expenditure-only political committee communications with candidates.
Status as state committee of national party
Index and ETF of publicly traded securities based on contributions of companies' SSFs and employees.
Vendor collecting and forwarding contributions to political committees.
Application of disclaimer requirements to communications by non-connected political committees that maintain accounts on Twitter.