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FCC Regulatory Fees and De Minimus Payment HEADS UP
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Subject: FCC Regulatory Fees and De Minimus Payment HEADS UP
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:59:52 -0500
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Hi all,

The recently released FCC Regulatory Fee Order 18-126 again included a De Minimus clause (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-126A1.pdf).  I am not sure how long it has been in effect but it was at least last year.

The clause basically sez that if the sum total of your Regulatory Fees are less that $1000 then your regulatory fees are $0...  I just discovered that a number of my small town clients paid last year's fees even though they owed less than $1000.

Most small market stand alone AM or FM stations will owe NO regulatory fees.

Please check with your counsel or state broadcast association if you have ANY question.  IANA etc, etc...

I believe that you still have to file a fee form but not the fee itself.


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346
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