As we reported in a previous Client Alert, full payment of all applicable Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010 must be received no later than today, August 31, 2010, at the Commission’s St. Louis, Missouri address by 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time.
As in previous years, failure of a licensee to submit the required regulatory fees in a timely manner will subject it to a late payment penalty of 25% in addition to the required fee. In order to pay the fees, licensees must generate an FCC Form 159 using the FCC’s online “Fee Filer System” which can be found at: www.fcc.gov/feefiler. In order to access the Fee Filer System, you must have a valid FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. Once you have successfully accessed the System, you will have the ability to review your fees. Licensees are required to either pay online with a credit card, pay online using a bank account, pay by mailing a check, or pay by sending a wire. The FCC’s instructions for filing fees can be found at: www.fcc.gov/fees/regfees.
For more information on annual regulatory fees, including assistance in preparing and filing them with the FCC, please contact any of the lawyers in the Communications Practice Section.