Regulatory Fees Going Up

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by

Every year, the FCC issues a proposed rulemaking for collecting the fees that keep them operating. And every year, the figures they propose for annual regulatory fees are amazingly the ones that get adopted, even after comment.

Well, the proposed fees this year have spiked higher. So be ready to pay a few hundred dollars more per station, as the protests will likely fall on deaf ears.

Regulatory fees won’t be due until September, and a final posting of the FY 2016 fees will happen sometime in late July or early August. Following that, we’ll get guidance on the window for remitting fees. Miss it, then you pay a 25% penalty. Check this space for updates.