When to File

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.

Upcoming Deadlines for Forms

FCC Form 499-A and Form 499-Q
Form Name Form Due Date* Revenue Reported Revision Deadline


November 1,2018

1Q projected 2019
3Q revenue 2018

December 17, 2018


February 1, 2019

2Q projected 2019
4Q revenue 2018

March 19, 2019


April 1, 2019

Prior year: 2018
January - December

April 1, 2020


May 1, 2019

3Q projected 2019
1Q revenue 2019

June 17, 2019


August 1, 2019

4Q projected 2019
2Q revenue 2019

September 16, 2019


November 1, 2019

1Q projected 2020
3Q revenue 2019

December 15, 2019

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