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§ 1.1112 Form of payment.
(a) Annual and multiple year regulatory fees must be paid
electronically as described in paragraph (e) of this section. Fee
payments, other than annual and multiple year regulatory fee payments,
should be in the form of a check, cashier's check, or 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) Although payments (other than annual and multiple year regulatory
fee payments) may be submitted in the form of a check, cashier's check,
or money order, payors of these fees are encouraged to submit these
payments electronically under the procedures described in paragraph (e)
of this section.
(2) Specific procedures for electronic payments are announced in
Bureau/Office fee filing guides.
(3) 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.
(4) To insure proper credit, applicants making wire transfer payments
must follow the instructions set out in the appropriate Bureau Office
fee filing guide.
(b) Applicants are required to submit one payment instrument (check,
cashier's check, or money order) and FCC Form 159 with each application
or filing; multiple payment instruments for a single application or
filing are not permitted. 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) Annual and multiple year regulatory fee payments shall be submitted
by online ACH payment, online Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or
Discover credit card payment, or wire transfer payment denominated in
U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States financial institution and
made payable to the Federal Communications Commission. No other credit
card is acceptable. Any other form of payment for regulatory fees
(e.g., paper checks) will be rejected and sent back to the payor.
(f) All fees collected will be paid into the general fund of the United
States Treasury in accordance with Pub. L. 99-272.
(g) The Commission will furnish a stamped receipt of an application
filed by mail or in person 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. If hand
delivered, the copy will be date-stamped immediately and provided to
the bearer of the submission. 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 furnished. Stamped receipts of electronically-filed
applications will not be provided.
[ 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; 80 FR 66816 ,
Oct. 30, 2015; 83 FR 2556 , Jan. 18, 2018]
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