The FCC released its annual Report and Order listing the regulatory fees due for the 2017 fiscal year. The fees are due by September 26 and can be paid through the FCC’s Fee Filer. The FCC will not be mailing out due notices. It is up to each licensee to insure that these fees are paid in a timely manner.
Fees paid even one day late will be subject to a 25 percent penalty plus administrative processing charges. Licensees that fail to pay their regulatory fees in full will not be able to get FCC action applications filed at a later date or receive any disbursements from the federal universal service programs until all fees and penalties are paid.