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AUTOMATED SUBMISSION OF FISCAL YEAR 1999 REGULATORY FEE
The FCC is once again providing a software program for payers of large submissions of
Fiscal Year 1999 Regulatory Fees. This optional payment mechanism can be used in lieu of filing manually. The Fiscal Year 1999 Regulatory Fee automated software is available to any FCC client paying for at least 25 regulatory fees.
The software will provide filers with the capability to submit their regulatory fee filing data on a "3.5 inch" diskette. The software package contains a computer-generated FCC Form 159 (Remittance Advice) template designed to complete most of the form's data fields for the user. It also contains a "help file" document with complete instructions on the use of the software.
A Fiscal Year 1999 Regulatory Fee data diskette is not acceptable unless accompanied by a completed hard copy of the computer-generated FCC Form 159, and the required remittance. Filers must complete and sign Section E of FCC Form 159 to certify the accuracy of the data, and Section F of FCC Form 159 if payment is by credit card. The completed data diskette, hard copy FCC Form 159, and required remittance should be mailed to:
Federal Communications Commission
This year's software is compatible with the Fiscal Year 1998 software, and can run under Windows 95 or Windows 98. It will not run under Windows 3.X. Please note that the MAC version is no longer acceptable. Software versions that are earlier than Fiscal Year 1998 are incompatible with the Fiscal Year 1999 fee schedule and may not be used for filing purposes.
The Fiscal Year 1999 Regulatory Fee automated software contains the new Regulatory Fee schedule. The new software permits:
The Fiscal Year 1999 Regulatory Fee Automated Software is available from two sources:
The contractor will, for a fee, furnish diskette copies of the software in Zip format which includes instructions for installing and using the software. The contractor offers a variety of shipment and payment choices.
A telephone HELP LINE is available and is staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) at (202) 728-7710, ext. 302, on business days. This HELP LINE service will end at 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 1999.
All Fiscal Year 1999 Regulatory Fees must be date stamped as received at Mellon Bank on or before September 22, 1999, in order to avoid incurring a mandatory 25% late payment penalty.