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How to File FCC Form 499-A and Get Your FCC Registration Number?

How to File FCC Form 499-A and Get Your FCC Registration Number

What is FCC Form 499-A?

To register for the Universal Service Fund (USF) and report the revenue, many interstate or international telecommunications must file FCC Form 499-A. Once you have filed the FCC Form 499-A, the details will be available with your DC registered agent. 

How to file FCC Form 499-A? 

As soon as you start providing your telecommunication services, you need to get your FCC registration number. Once you get the FCC number, you have to file the FCC Form 499-A by April 1 every year. To help you file the FCC Form 499-A, hire Form499.pro, which is one of the best DC Agent for Service of Process.

Based on the revenue reported on FCC Form 499-A, the FCC collects contributions and fees from providers annually and are submitted to the USF and a few other federal funds. You will be eligible to get a license, only after your FCC registration. For further information regarding the specific license requirements, you can visit the FCC website. Get your FCC registration and FCC licensing also done at a nominal fee with Form499.pro.  

If this is your first time filing an FCC Form 499-A, then it will be marked as ‘new’. Your FCC registration number will be assigned after your first filing. Leave your filing needs to us and concentrate on growing your business in the state. In case you need to check your FCC registration number then you can check it in the FCC Form 499 filer database. After your initial FCC registration, you will have to list your FCC registration number on the FCC Form 499-A every year.

How to register with FCC?

Form499.pro has experts with decades of experience and we can help you to register with FCC easily. We submit a reporting worksheet in your account by pre-populating the “Agent for Service of Process” section and you may file the FCC Form 499-A or register online. To report your previous year’s revenue, you must file your FCC Form 499-A by April 1 of every year.

Are there any exceptions to FCC registration?

There are few exceptions to FCC registration and contribution requirements. Though you are spared from contributing to USF, you will still need to submit your FCC Form 499-A to register and report your revenue:

  • Complete your FCC Form 499-A to calculate your contribution. If your annual contribution is less than $10,000 a year, you will fall under the ‘de minis’ exemption. So, you need to still file the FCC Form 499-A, but do not have to contribute to the USF.
  • Governments, broadcasters, libraries, and schools do not have to contribute to the USF and do not have to file FCC Form 499-A unless they contribute to some other fund.
  • By reselling telecommunications, if the system integrator gets less than 5% of his system integration revenues, then he does not have to file the FCC Form 499-A or contribute to any other federal funds. 

How to pay the contribution after filing the FCC Form 499-A?

FCC will calculate the amount of your fund contributions and submit the bill to us, as we will be your point of contact and our address will be listed on your FCC Form 499-A. Hence, any kind of notices from the FCC, will be delivered directly to us on your behalf.

We highly recommend you to hire us to file your FCC Form 499-A and get your FCC registration number on time. Contact us anytime at (202).935.0035 and set up a consultation.