FCC Form 499-A and its supporting documentation have an upcoming deadline of April 1, 2016. The Commission requires all telecommunications carriers and certain other providers of telecommunications services (including Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) service providers) to report each year on the revenues they receive from offering service. The Commission uses this information to calculate required contributions to the universal service support fund (“USF”), the telecommunications relay services support mechanism (“TRS”), the cost recovery mechanism for numbering administration (“NANPA”), and the cost recovery mechanism for shared costs of long-term number portability (“LNP”). Carriers must provide annual revenue breakdown information for the 2015 calendar year.
The 2016 version of the form and its instructions can be accessed here. As a reminder, the Form 499-A must now be filed electronically. For more information please see the FCC Public Notice and the USAC user guide.
If you have any questions about this filing, or reporting obligations in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.