When do I need to file paperwork to organize my political committee?

Within ten days of one of the following:

  1. Receiving money or anything of value in support of the campaign
  2. Spending money in support of the campaign
  3. Giving consent for anyone else to receive money or spend money for the purpose of bringing about that individual's nomination or election for office
  4. Filing a notice of candidacy

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1. Where can I find more information about campaign finance?
2. When do I need to file paperwork to organize my political committee?
3. Who can I appoint as my treasurer and what is required of that person?
4. I will not take any contributions for my campaign. Do I still need to open a committee?
5. What are the rules for contributions to my candidate committee?
6. If I plan to stay under the $1,000 reporting threshold, do I need to keep track of the money I receive and spend?
7. Can I keep the money I raise for the campaign in my personal bank account?
8. What is an in-kind contribution?
9. I am planning a fundraiser and will sell plates of food. Do I need to keep track of how much each person buys?