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§ 1.1112 Form of payment.
(a) Fee payments should be in the form of a check, bank draft, on money
order denominated in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States
financial institution and made payable to the Federal Communications
Commission or by a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover
credit card. No other credit card is acceptable. Fees for applications
and other filings paid by credit card will not be accepted unless the
credit card section of FCC Form 159 is completed in full. The
Commission discourages applicants from submitting cash and will not be
responsible for cash sent through the mail. Personal or corporate
checks dated more than six months prior to their submission to the
Commission's lockbox bank and postdated checks will not be accepted and
will be returned as deficient. Third party checks (i.e., checks with a
third party as maker or endorser) will not be accepted.
(1) Specific procedures for electronic payments are announced in
Bureau/Office fee filing guides.
(2) It is the responsibility of the payer to insure that any electronic
payment is made in the manner required by the Commission. Failure to
comply with the Commission's procedures will result in the return of
the application or other filing.
(3) Payments by wire transfer will be accepted; however, to insure
proper credit, applicants must follow the instructions set out in the
appropriate Bureau/Office fee filing guide.
(b) Applicants are required to submit one payment instrument (check,
bank draft or money order) and FCC Form 159 with each application or
filing. Multiple payment instruments for a single application or filing
are not permitted. Except that a separate Fee Form (FCC Form 159) will
not be required once the information requirements of that form (the Fee
Code, fee amount, and total fee remitted) are incorporated into the
underlying application form.
(c) The Commission may accept multiple money orders in payment of a fee
for a single application where the fee exceeds the maximum amount for a
money order established by the issuing agency and the use of multiple
money orders is the only practical method available for fee payment.
(d) The Commission may require payment of fees with a cashier's check
upon notification to an applicant or filer or prospective group of
applicants under the conditions set forth below in paragraphs (d) (1)
and (2) of this section.
(1) Payment by cashier's check may be required when a person or
organization has made payment, on one or more occasions with a payment
instrument on which the Commission does not receive final payment and
such failure is not excused by bank error.
(2) The Commission will notify the party in writing that future
payments must be made by cashier's check until further notice. If,
subsequent to such notice, payment is not made by cashier's check, the
party's payment will not be accepted and its application or other
filing will be returned.
(e) All fees collected will be paid into the general fund of the United
States Treasury in accordance with Pub. L. 99-272.
(f) The Commission will furnish a stamped receipt of an application
only upon request that complies with the following instructions. In
order to obtain a stamped receipt for an application (or other filing),
the application package must include a copy of the first page of the
application, clearly marked "copy", submitted expressly for the purpose
of serving as a receipt of the filing. The copy should be the top
document in the package. The copy will be date-stamped immediately and
provided to the bearer of the submission, if hand delivered. For
submissions by mail, the receipt copy will be provided through return
mail if the filer has attached to the receipt copy a stamped
self-addressed envelope of sufficient size to contain the date stamped
copy of the application. No remittance receipt copies will be
[ 52 FR 5289 , Feb. 20, 1987; 52 FR 38232 , Oct. 15, 1987, as amended at
53 FR 40888 , Oct. 19, 1988; 55 FR 19171 , May 8, 1990. Redesignated at
59 FR 30998 , June 16, 1994, as amended at 59 FR 30999 , June 16, 1994.
Redesignated at 60 FR 5326 , Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49762 ,
Aug. 15, 2000; 67 FR 46303 , July 12, 2002; 67 FR 67337 , Nov. 5, 2002.
Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445 , Jan. 21, 2009]
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Goto Year: 2013 |
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