A company that has not already registered with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a service provider when it begins providing service may use the FCC Form 499-A (Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) to both register and report revenue.
The FCC Form 499-A is also used to collect annual revenue information for the prior year in addition to registration of new telecommunications companies. New companies should file their form at the point that they begin to provide service which will result in no prior-year revenue to report. However, if the form is submitted late, companies should include prior-year revenue. If a company is new to the FCC Form 499-A, it is required to file all prior periods of revenue that have not yet been reported to be compliant with FCC rules. It is not appropriate to only file the most current FCC Form 499-A if your company has generated revenue in prior periods.
Companies cannot register by filing only a Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (FCC Form 499-Q, the quarterly projection form). If an FCC Form 499-Q is submitted as the first filing, USAC will contact the company about filing an FCC Form 499-A before it can be considered registered.