Today, the FCC released a Public Notice extending the deadline for all regulatory fee payors to submit payment for their annual regulatory fees from September 28 to September 30 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Accordingly, payors have an additional two days to pay their fees without incurring a 25% penalty. Such a penalty will be assessed if payors do not submit payment by the new September 30 deadline, however.
The Commission acknowledged the national disasters occurring in recent days across the country, including Hurricane Ian. Similarly, last week, the FCC extended the deadline to September 30 for Puerto Rico licensees affected by Hurricane Fiona to submit payment for their annual regulatory fees. The Commission released an English version of the Public Notice and una versión en Español.
Should you have any questions about paying your regulatory fees, requesting a waiver, or these extensions, please contact a Fletcher Heald attorney.