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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.

Upcoming Deadlines for Forms and Invoices

FCC Form 499-A and Form 499-Q
Form Name Form Due Date* Late Fee Earned Date Revenue Reported Revision Deadline

499-Q

November 1,2018

November 30, 2018

1Q projected 2019
3Q revenue 2018

December 17, 2018

499-Q

February 1, 2019

February 28, 2019

2Q projected 2019
4Q revenue 2018

March 19, 2019

499-A

April 1, 2019

April 30, 2019

Prior year: 2018
January - December

April 1, 2020

499-Q

May 1, 2019

May 30, 2019

3Q projected 2019
1Q revenue 2019

June 17, 2019

499-Q

August 1, 2019

August 30, 2019

4Q projected 2019
2Q revenue 2019

September 16, 2019

499-Q

November 1, 2019

December 2, 2019

1Q projected 2020
3Q revenue 2019

December 15, 2019

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