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When to File

Upcoming Deadlines for Forms

FCC Form 499-A and FCC Form 499-Q

Form Name Form Due Date* Revenue Reported Revision Deadline*
FCC Form 499-Q November 2, 2020 1Q projected 2021
3Q revenue 2020
December 17, 2020
FCC Form 499-Q February 1, 2021 2Q projected 2021
4Q revenue 2020
March 17, 2021
FCC Form 499-A  April 1, 2021 Prior year: 2020
January – December
April 1, 2022
FCC Form 499-Q May 3, 2021 3Q projected 2021
1Q revenue 2021
June 16, 2021
FCC Form 499-Q August 2, 2021 4Q projected 2021
2Q revenue 2021
September 15, 2021
FCC Form 499-Q November 2, 2021 1Q projected 2022
3Q revenue 2021
December 15, 2020

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

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.
  • Failure to file the FCC Form 499-A or FCC Form 499-Q (if applicable) within 30 days of the due date will result in a late filing fee assessed by USAC.
  • 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.