Canceling Your 214 License
And Your 499A Registration
When you are no longer providing telecommunications
or VOIP services, it may be advisable to surrender your
International Section 214 Authorization
with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and
cancel your 499A registration
with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
You may also need to surrender your domestic 214 license
in some cases and submit a notice to the FCC that you
have suspended or canceled services.
Terminating the license and the registration is not
difficult and relieves you of the obligation to make
regular filings with the FCC and USAC, including CPNI
filings and the 499A and 499Q reports for reporting
income. Contact us if you
need assistance determining whether to cancel or surrender
your license or registration. Once a license is surrendered,
you must re-apply to obtain it again.
We charge a low, flat fee to prepare and file the documentation
necessary to surrender the 214 license and cancel the
499A registration. The surrender of the 214 license
is put on public notice before it is effective, but
the effective date is usually the date of filing. The
cancellation of the 499A registration usually takes
a couple weeks after USAC receives the affidavit of
surrender that we prepare.
If you intend to transfer your license or sell you
company, click here for
more information and then contact