FCC Annual Regulatory Fees Due by September 25

According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC released an order setting the amounts for the Annual Regulatory fees that are due by September 25.  The agency also released a Fact Sheet detailing the fees for broadcast and other licensees regulated by the Media Bureau and how those fees should be paid.

Fees are due for stations based on the FCC authorization held on October 1, 2017. The FCC also notes that expanded band AM stations, that have previously been exempt from fees as they are part of a paired license with stations in the core AM band, now have to pay fees independently from their paired station.

The Fact Sheet sets out the fees owed by radio stations based on the population they serve, and for TV stations based on the size of the DMA in which they are located. The Fact Sheet also sets out details of the payment process, and notes that those licensees whose total fees are $1000 or less are exempt from any payment obligations as their fees are considered “de minimis.”

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