Arizona Revised Statutes Title 16. Elections and Electors § 16-905. Committee qualification;  requirements;  exemption;  adjustments

A. A candidate for election or retention shall register as a candidate committee if the candidate receives contributions or makes expenditures, in any combination, of at least one thousand dollars in connection with that candidacy.

B. An entity shall register as a political action committee if both of the following apply:

1. The entity is organized for the primary purpose of influencing the result of an election.

2. The entity knowingly receives contributions or makes expenditures, in any combination, of at least one thousand dollars in connection with any election during a calendar year.

C. A filing officer or enforcement officer shall make a rebuttable presumption that an entity is organized for the primary purpose of influencing the result of an election if the entity meets any of the following:

1. Except for a religious organization, assembly or institution, claims tax exempt status but had not filed form 1023 or form 1024 with the internal revenue service, or the equivalent successor form designated by the internal revenue service, before making a contribution or expenditure.

2. Made a contribution or expenditure and at that time had its tax exempt status revoked by the internal revenue service.

3. Made a contribution or expenditure and at that time failed to file form 990 with the internal revenue service, or the equivalent successor form designated by the internal revenue service, if required by law.

4. At the time of making a contribution or expenditure was not registered with the corporation commission if required by law.

5. At the time of making a contribution or expenditure was registered with the corporation commission but was not in good standing.

D. A fund that is established by a corporation, limited liability company, labor organization or partnership for the purpose of influencing the result of an election shall register as a political action committee.

E. An entity may register as a political party committee only as prescribed in chapter 5 of this title.  1

F. A committee is not subject to state income tax and is not required to file a state income tax return.

G. The dollar amounts prescribed by this section shall be increased every two years pursuant to § 16-931 .

1 Section 16-801 et seq.

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