Every year, many state and local public officers and employees receive automatic fines because they file their annual financial disclosure forms late or not at all. The Commission wants to help people avoid getting fined—compliance with the filing requirement is the goal.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Annual Financial Disclosure must be filed or postmarked no later than September 1, 2016 to avoid automatic fines of $25 per day.
- Failure to file can even result in removal from office or employment!
- If you are a person who files disclosure, please—make sure it’s filed or postmarked by September 1, 2016.
- If you supervise persons who are required to file, please check their filing status, and remind them to file.
- If you serve as an adviser to persons who are required to file, please check their filing status, and remind them to file.
Whether you file with the Supervisor of Elections or the Commission on Ethics, you can check the Commission’s website at www.ethics.state.fl.us, to see whether a form has been received.
If you have any questions, call Virlindia Doss, executive director, Florida Commission on Ethics, at (850) 488-7864.