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How to Request a New Electronic Filing Account on a Weekend During the 90 Day Late Reporting Period

During the 90-day late reporting period, forms 496 and 497 are required to be filed in electronic format.  Filers need a Netfile User Account and a Committee Account to file electronic forms.  To obtain these accounts and file electronic forms 496 and 497 over a weekend during the 90-day late reporting period (8/7/13 - 11/4/13), you must complete the following steps:

  1. File Form 410.

    If the filer is a recipient committee and needs to file Form 410, scan a copy of the completed form and e-mail it to ethics.commission@sfgov.org.  File the paper copy of the form on the next business day.

  2. Create a Netfile User Account.

    The “Netfile User Account” is an individual specific account for each committee officer that can be used to access a committee account or sign electronic statements. Create this account before requesting a committee account. If you have already created a Netfile User Account due to your association with another committee then you do not need to complete this step a second time.(Step-by-Step Instructions)

  3.  Create a Committee Account by completing Form SFEC 112b.

    The committee account is used to file electronic statements and is controlled by a committee officer with a “Netfile User Account.” File this form to create a new committee account to file electronic statements.

Committee officers filing forms 496 and 497 do not need to complete the signature verification card over the weekend because these forms do not require signatures.

Complete these steps by 10:00 AM on the day in which you intend to file and Commission staff will process your account request. Forms received after 10:00 AM will be processed the next day.