Effective immediately, as of May 2018, USAC will accept payments to and distribute funds from the U.S. Treasury. Note: This is not a change to USAC’s administration of the USF.
How to Pay USAC:
There are several changes to the process of paying your USF contributions. Most notably, USAC will no longer accept checks or wire transfers. USAC will accept Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments or credit/debit card. Additionally, payments must be made through USAC’s online E-File system.
For more information about how to pay USAC, and to watch video tutorials, please visit www.usac.org/pay.
How USAC Will Pay USF Recipients through the U.S. Treasury:
For those receiving disbursements from USAC, no changes are needed. In May, disbursements will come from the U.S. Treasury, continue to be made via ACH transfers, and continue to be identified as coming from USAC. Read more about Program Disbursements
After the USF is transferred to the U.S. Treasury, all contributions to the USF must be initiated from E-File. Therefore, you may need to add users ("preparers") to E-File, which only company officers can do. Watch this brief video on how to add a preparer to E-File.
This transfer will mean a few changes for those companies that contribute to the USF, service providers who participate in any of the four USF programs, and those schools and libraries who receive direct payments from USAC.
Beginning in the second quarter of 2018, these are the changes to the process for USF Contributors:
Beginning in the second quarter of 2018, disbursements will continue to be made via ACH payments; they will come from the U.S. Treasury instead of USAC's current banking institution. The ACH payments will be identified as coming from USAC as they are today. USAC will continue to operate the Universal Service Fund.
USF recipients will not be affected by this change and do not need to take any action.
All non-contribution payments to USAC, such as returned funds, COMADs (commitment adjustments), and program recovery payments, must be paid through www.usac.org/pay. USAC will not accept checks or wire transfers after the second quarter of 2018.
Please email CustomerSupport@usac.org with questions, using the subject line "Treasury."