Personal Financial Statement Filers

Personal Financial Statement: Frequently Asked Questions

File Your Report Electronically
Form SECURITY-PFS

Forms & Instructions

1. Personal Financial Statement (Form PFS) for Texas Ethics Commission Filers

Under new state law, a personal financial statement (Form PFS) filed with the Texas Ethics Commission must be filed electronically. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

To file or correct a PFS using the Commission's new electronic online filing application, see File Reports Electronically: Personal Financial Statement Filing.

2. Personal Financial Statement Due with Commission before September 1, 2015

3. Personal Financial Statement Filed with Other Filing Authority

4. Form PFS – Instruction Guide (pdf file | html file)

The Form PFS Instruction Guide is intended for completing the PFS on a paper form. If you are using the Commission’s electronic online filing application to complete a PFS, please use the Page Help instructions that are accessible from within the application.

5. Corrected Financial Statement and Good-Faith Affidavit

Correcting a PFS due with the Commission on or after September 1, 2015:

Any correction to a PFS due with the Commission on or after September 1, 2015, must be electronically filed with the Commission. To correct a PFS using the Commission’s electronic online filing application, see File Reports Electronically: Personal Financial Statement Filing.

Correcting a PFS due with the Commission before September 1, 2015

Correcting a PFS due with a filing authority other than the Commission

6. Affidavit of Defense (to raise a defense to late filing)
To fill out this affidavit on your computer, click here

GUIDES:

7. Personal Financial Statement - A guide for all elected and appointed state officers, members of the boards of river authorities, executive heads of state agencies, and state political party chair (pdf file | html file)

LAWS:

8.  Chapter 572, Government Code (pdf file) (htm file)

9. Chapter 159, Local Government Code (pdf file) (htm file)

 

Last Revision: April 18, 2016
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