How to Use E-File

What is E-File?

E-File is USAC’s online forms submission tool. E-File is the platform in which contributors and service providers can register with USAC and manage their forms, including the FCC Form 499.

Know Your Role

Before getting started, it is important to know your role within E-File.

The Preparer has authorization to prepare the FCC Form 499-A/Q, access invoice copies, account histories, and other information related to the 499 Filer ID. The Preparer is not authorized to certify or submit an FCC Form 499-A/Q.

The Company Officer can perform all the same activities as a Preparer. In addition, the Company Officer can add or remove authorized users for the 499 Filer ID. Only the Company Officer can certify and submit an FCC Form 499-A/Q.


Watch the Accessing E-File e-learning module and utilize the E-File User Guide for step-by-step instructions on accessing and navigating through the E-File system and managing the FCC Form(s) 499 as Preparers or Company Officers for one or multiple companies.

Need More Help?

If you have additional questions about accessing E-File, please fill out our Contact Form or call the USAC Customer Service Center (CSC) at (888) 641-8722. The CSC is operational Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.


Accessing E-File
14:00 min