Third Party Financial Returns for the 43rd General Election
A third party is required to register immediately if it incurs expenses totalling $500 or more for regulated activities that take place during the pre-election period, or $500 or more for regulated activities that take place during the election period.
A third party is required to submit up to four interim returns if it received contributions totaling $10,000 or more for regulated activities, or incurred expenses totaling $10,000 or more for regulated activities. The number of reports depends on when the third party reaches the threshold. Once a third party starts filing interim reports, it must file all remaining interim reports. Every registered third party must submit the Third Party's Electoral Campaign Return within four months after election day.
For more information, please refer to the Political Financing Handbook for Third Parties, Financial Agents and Auditors (EC 20227).