How to Use E-File

Accessing E-File
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Obtain Your E-File Account

E-File is USAC’s online forms submission tool. Companies new to USAC need to register for a 498 ID in E-File. During the registration process, the Company Officer and General Contact (FCC Form 498, Block 2) will be assigned a user ID in E-File.

Once a 498 ID is established, the Company Officer and the General Contact can add up to four more Company Officers and four more General Contacts. These are the only users who have the authorization to access the company’s FCC Form 498.

Grant Access to E-File

For program-specific forms such as FCC Forms 497 and 525, only the General Contact or Company Officer listed on the FCC Form 498 can set up authorized users, who can then prepare and certify on their behalf. In both cases, the Company Officer must certify the FCC Form 498.

The Company Officer or General Contact can reset the passwords of delegated users in the E-File “Information Center” by clicking on “Reset Password” for that individual.

E-File Login Problems

After five attempts to log in to E-File, you will be locked out of the system for security reasons. From the E-File login screen, select ‘Forgot Password’ and enter the requested information to request a new password be sent to the user ID/email registered.