Manage Your 499 ID

It is the company’s responsibility to keep all information up to date.

Company Name Changes

If the company undergoes a name change, please send a copy of the W-9 that states the correct name of the company to USAC at ‘Form499@usac.org’.

Address Changes

Updates to the company’s headquarter address, any billing contact name changes or address changes can all be made by submitting or revising the current FCC Form 499-Q.

All Other Company Information Changes

Filers must update any other information, including DC Agent of Services for Process, by submitting a revision to the most current FCC Form 499-A.

Deactivate Your Filer ID

  1. Complete and return the appropriate Filer ID deactivation request from the list below.  Follow the instructions included in that form.
  2. Update your FCC CORES ID information. These changes must be completed in the FCC’s database.
What is your company’s situation? Deactivation Form How does this affect your 498 ID(s)?
Sale of one entity to another* Sale of One Entity to Another You may want to merge, consolidate, or deactivate your 498 ID(s), or update remittance and contact information. Visit the Manage My 498 ID page to learn more.
Merger of one entity with another Merger of One Entity With Another
Consolidation with a parent or other entity Consolidation with a Parent or other Entity
Going out of business Going Out of Business  You must deactivate all 498 ID(s) associated with the company that is going out of business or declaring bankruptcy.
Declaring bankruptcy Declaring Bankruptcy
No longer providing telecom services Company Still in Business but No Longer Providing Telecom Services If you still participate in universal service programs, your 498 ID(s) can remain open.

* If the purchasing company wants to retain the Filer ID, call Customer Operations to discuss your options.

It could take up to 60 days from the date that USAC receives all of the required documentation for the deactivation to be reflected on the USAC invoice and sent to the administrators of TRS, NANPA, and LNP. Be sure to include all supporting documentation with the deactivation form. Deactivated Filer ID information is sent to the other fund administrators once a month.

What happens if I don’t deactivate?

Failure to deactivate your 499 Filer ID could result in continual invoicing for universal service contributions. USAC may also contact you for failure to file your FCC Forms 499-A/Q.