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I just got our EIN for banking purposes for a local election campaign. How do I make sure we file the correct 527 paperwork?

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My husband just qualified for the local county commission election race. I applied on line for the EIN so that we can open a bank account to avoid co-mingling funds, but i am not sure what to file for tax exempt status as a political group.

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To notify the IRS that it is claiming tax-exempt status, the organization must file Form 8871, Political Organization Notice of Section 527 Status.

The form 8872 is filed to declare contributions.

The IRS has a page that you use to sign in and send this electronically.

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/political-organizations/political-organization-filing-and-disclosure

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That page should be all you need to register an file.

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