Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2021 (which cover the period October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, September 24, 2021. Payments received after the deadline will be subject to an automatic 25% late fee and interest charges.
Regulatory fee information for FY 2021 can be found here. The general regulatory fee schedule can be found in Appendix C to FCC’s Regulatory Fee Report and Order, which can be found here. Specific information about fees assessed for broadcast stations can be found here.
The FCC has extended to FY 2021 the fee waiver, deferral, and installment payment programs for licensees experiencing financial hardships related to COVID-19. More information is found in the FCC’s Regulatory Fee Report and Order. Licensees that think they may need a waiver, deferral, or installment plan for their regulatory fees should submit their requests as soon as possible so the FCC has time to respond before the September 24 deadline.
If you have questions about FCC regulatory fee payment procedures, or need assistance preparing fee payment documentation, please contact any attorney in our office.