March 24, 2020 •
No Late Fees for DC Lobbyist Reports due April 15
On March 23, the District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accountability issued a notice to lobbyists informing them penalties will not be issued for late filings due in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On April 15, lobbyists are required to file activity reports for the first three months of calendar year 2020.
That deadline has not been changed.
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is open and operating on full telework status through April 27.
Filing electronically online is working normally and payments can still be accepted by mail.
However, the OGE will be unable to provide walk-in assistance or to accept deliveries.
In addition to the OGE not assessing late fees on filings that are delayed due to the public health crisis, the agency will also consider other measures to assist registrants during this time, according to the notice.
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