The Federal Election Commission has updated federal contribution limits for the 2017-2018 election cycle. Limits that apply to contributions from individuals to federal candidates (remaining at $2,700/election) and national party committees (now $33,900/year to a main account and $101,700/year to other accounts) are indexed for inflation. They are updated at the beginning of each odd-numbered year. Caplin & Drysdale has composed the chart below and attached that explains these new limits. Download this chart by clicking here.
2017-2018 Federal Contribution Limits
 A “super PAC” may make only independent expenditures with respect to federal elections and may not make contributions to federal candidates, parties, and traditional PACs.
 These are combined limits, shared with federal accounts of all other state & local committees of same party in same state.
 National Party Committees may contribute up to $47,400 to each U.S. Senate candidate. The $5,000-per-election limit cited above applies to National Party Committees’ contributions to other federal candidates.
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