This is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for filing FCC Form 499-A and its supporting documentation on April 1, 2021. The Commission requires all telecommunications carriers and 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 2020 calendar year.
The 2021 version of the form and its instructions can be accessed here. We recommend you review the instructions for the E-File process, which can be found here. In addition, USAC recommends that filers first review a template of the form before attempting to file electronically.
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