Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The 499 Applies to You Now

From the Law offices of Rini Coran, PC:

VoIP providers should be aware of changes to the FCC Form 499-A report and of a new December 31, 2011 deadline that will apply to some VoIP providers.

Form 499-A must be filed annually by most providers of telecommunications services and providers of interconnected VoIP service. In the past, only interconnected VoIP providers were required to file Form 499-A; however, the FCC recently incorporated changes from the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which requires BOTH interconnected and non-interconnected VoIP providers to participate in and contribute to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund. As a result, non-interconnected VoIP providers must file Form 499-A to register with the FCC by December 31, 2011.

More information is available in this Public Notice.

If anyone wants to outsource the FCC compliance work there are 3 choices:

Rini Coran.

Law Office of Kris Twomey

Compliance Solutions, Inc., who prepares and files the FCC 499A, Qs, FCC 477s, manages and pays monthly Fed USF (USAC) /TRS (Rhodes Sinon/.LNP (Neustar)/SOW (Neustar). Also, the annual CPNI and international traffic reports and other FCC returns.

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