It appears that the Commission’s technical team has successfully resolved the problem reported in our last update. Recent anecdotal observations indicate that the “new” application filing fees – you know, the ones which were adopted by the Commission last September, and which officially went into effect on April 28 – are finally being automatically generated by the Commission’s CDBS on-line application filing/fee payment systems. (No word yet on whether the problem has been resolved on the Commission’s IBFS database.)
As recently as May 11, a glitch in the system was resulting in licensees being prompted to pay the old, lower, fees. But as we reported then, the Commission will not be giving a free pass to those who paid the incorrect fees during this time. The Commission may approach each licensee individually to request the difference in fees, or may announce a set of procedures for licensees to submit the additional fees.