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FCC sets 20 September 2013 as the deadline for payment of FY 2013 annual regulatory fees

By Tony Lin and Paul A Cicelski

The FCC has announced that full payment of all applicable regulatory fees for the 2013 fiscal year must be received no later than 20 September 2013.

Several years ago, the Commission discontinued mailing assessment notices to licensees/permittees. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of each licensee/permittee to determine what fees are due and to pay them in full by the deadline.

Annual regulatory fees are owed for most FCC authorisations held as of 1 October 2012 by any licensee/permittee that is not otherwise exempt from the payment of such fees. Licensees/permittees may review assessed fees using the FCC’s media look-up website. Regulatory fees for stations ancillary to broadcast operations, e.g. STLs, are also subject to regulatory fees that are not listed on the attached schedule…

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