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Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
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Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Released: November 4, 1997


The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) is in the process of implementing a Universal Licensing System (ULS) for all wireless services. For further information, go to the ULS home page at http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/uls. The first step in implementing this system is for existing wireless licensees to register their Taxpayer Identification Number and associated call signs. In order to be in compliance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the FCC must collect TIN information to correlate its licensees with any outstanding Federal debt that they might have incurred in other dealings with the Federal Government. Taxpayer Identification Numbers will not be available to the public. However, this information may be released to the U.S. Treasury Department for Debt Collection purposes.

The WTB has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Control Number 3060-0795) to require existing licensees to register their Taxpayer Identification Numbers in order to begin populating the Universal Licensing System. Using the Taxpayer Identification Number and list of associated call signs, the ULS will assign a unique sequential number to each licensee. After registration and implementation, the ULS will be able to process administrative changes to licensee records in a more streamlined and simplified manner.

To submit this information electronically, go to http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/uls and choose "ULS Registration". To file manually, obtain a TIN Registration form, FCC Form 606, from the FCC's Fax-on-demand system by calling (202) 418-0177 from the handset of a fax machine or by calling the FCC's Forms Distribution Center at (800) 418-3676.

For technical assistance, please contact the FCC Technical Support Group at (202) 414-1250.