When to File

As general guidance for filing the FCC Forms 499-A/Q (Telecommunications Reporting Worksheets):

  • Forms must be received by USAC on or before the due date to be considered filed on time.
  • USAC will charge late filing penalties when a required form is not filed by the due date.
  • The FCC Form 499-A (annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) reports historical revenue.
    • There is a one year deadline from the original due date for downward revisions; upward revisions are accepted anytime.
  • The FCC Form 499-Q (quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) projects the future quarter's revenue.
    • There is a 45-day deadline from the original due date for any revisions.

The filing schedule for the end of 2015 and for 2016 is as follows:

Form Name Form Due Date* Late Fee Earned Date Revenue Reported Revision Deadline

FCC Form 499-A

April 1, 2016

May 2, 2016

Prior year: 2015
January - December


FCC Form 499-Q

May 2, 2016

May 31, 2016

3Q projected 2016
1Q revenue 2016


FCC Form 499-Q

August 1, 2016

August 30, 2016

4Q projected 2016
2Q revenue 2016


FCC Form 499-Q November 1, 2016 November 30, 2016

1Q projected 2017
3Q revenue 2016


* When a form due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the form is due the following business day.