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Wire Transfer

A wire transfer is a transaction that you initiate through your bank. It authorizes your bank to wire funds from your account to the U.S. Treasury, New York, NY (TREAS NYC). All payments made by wire transfer (payable to the Federal Communications Commission) must be supported by a completed remittance instrument (Form 159 Remittance Advice, Form 159-W, Form 159-B, Form 159-E). The appropriate remittance instrument varies based upon the nature of your filing. If you are not instructed otherwise, complete Form 159 Remittance Advice.

  1. Fax a copy of the completed remittance instrument to U.S. Bank, St. Louis, Missouri at (314) 418-4232 at least one hour before initiating the wire transfer (but on the same business day), so as to not delay crediting your account. Due to Federal Reserve process, most wire transfers initiated after 6:00 p.m. (EDT) will be credited the next business day.
  2. When initiating the wire transfer, please provide your bank with the information below to complete the transfer, which varies based upon the nature of your filing.
  3. File any supporting documentation, if required.

ATTN: For Auction Upfront and Down Payment instructions, please refer to the specific Auction Procedures Public Notice located on the Auctions website

Wire Transfer Information to Provide to Your Bank

Regulatory fees: Electronic filings (Fee Filer) Lockbox 979084

Form 159-E Remittance Voucher
(produced by Fee Filer after filing online)

ABA Routing Number 021030004

Receiving Bank:
 TREAS NYC
 33 Liberty St.
 New York, NY 10045

(BNF) Beneficiary: FCC
Account #: 27000001
OBI Field: (Skip one space between each information item)

"BILLPAY"
  PAYER FRN (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PAYER NAME (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PHONE (daytime phone #, exactly as on remittance instrument)
  VOUCHER NUMBER (exactly as on remittance instrument)
Regulatory Fees: Billed fees for manual filings Lockbox 979084

Form 159-B Bill for Collection (only with numeric Payment Type Codes)

Form 159-W Interstate Telephone Service Provider Regulatory Fee Bill (pre-printed with bill number)

ABA Routing Number 021030004

Receiving Bank:
 TREAS NYC
 33 Liberty St.
 New York, NY 10045

(BNF) Beneficiary: FCC
Account #: 27000001
OBI Field: (Skip one space between each information item)

"BILLPAY"
  PAYER FRN (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PAYER NAME (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PHONE (Daytime Phone #, exactly as on remittance instrument)
  BILL NUMBER (Exactly as on remittance instrument; if paying multiple bills numbers, include only the first bill number)
Regulatory Fees: Non-billed fees for manual filings Lockbox 979084

FCC Form 159, Remittance Advice

Form 159-W Interstate Telephone Service Provider Regulatory Fee Bill (pre-printed without bill number)

Form 159-W Worksheet Interstate Telephone Service Provider Worksheet (self-reported; no bill number)

ABA Routing Number 021030004

Receiving Bank:
 TREAS NYC
 33 Liberty St.
 New York, NY 10045

(BNF) Beneficiary: FCC
Account #: 27000001
OBI Field: (Skip one space between each information item)

"REGULATORYPAY"
  PAYER FRN (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PAYER NAME (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PHONE (Daytime Phone #, exactly as on remittance instrument)
Bill Payments Lockbox 979088

Form 159-B Bill for Collection

ABA Routing Number 021030004

Receiving Bank:
 TREAS NYC
 33 Liberty St.
 New York, NY 10045

(BNF) Beneficiary: FCC
Account #: 27000001
OBI Field: (Skip one space between each information item)

"BILLPAY"
  PAYER FRN (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PAYER NAME (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  PHONE (Daytime Phone #, exactly as on remittance instrument)
  BILL NUMBER (Exactly as on remittance instrument; if paying multiple bills numbers, include only the first bill number)
Application & Licensing Fees Lockbox per instructions

FCC Form 159, Remittance Advice, for any application fees

ABA Routing Number 021030004

Receiving Bank:
 TREAS NYC
 33 Liberty St.
 New York, NY 10045

(BNF) Beneficiary: FCC
Account #: 27000001
OBI Field: (Skip one space between each information item)

"APPLICATIONPAY"
  PAYER FRN (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  FCC CODE 1 (Only Complete this Block if Required)
  FCC CODE 2 (Exactly as on Form 159, Block #29A)
  PAYER NAME (Exactly as on remittance instrument)
  DAYTIME PHONE NO. (Exactly as on Form 159, Block #9)
Auction Payments Please refer to the Public Notices for a specific auction on the FCC Auctions website for Wire Transfer instructions for Auction Payments.

Supporting Documentation

Additional supporting documentation must be mailed to the FCC in the following situations:

Manual Applications/Filings for the Wireless Services A copy of the FCC Form 159 must be attached to the application/filing package. Please indicate on the Form 159 that you have paid by wire. Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Licensing Div.
1270 Fairfield Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325-7245
Manual Applications/Filings for all other services A copy of the FCC Form 159 must be attached to the application/filing package. Please indicate on the Form 159 that you have paid by wire. All supporting applications/filings for processing fees must be filed directly with the Secretary's Office. Federal Communications Commission
Secretary's Office
Attn: Revenue & Receivables Operations Group
445 -12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554
Form 159-W Interstate Telephone Service Provider Worksheet Filings Additional documentation must be mailed only if you disagree with the dollar amount on the Form 159-W bill that you received, or if you did not receive a Form 159-W. In this situation, your completed FCC Form 159-W Worksheet OR the pre-filled Form 159-W with corrected amounts must be mailed to the FCC. Your most recently filed FCC Form 499-A Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet must also be mailed to the FCC. Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Managing Director
Attn: ITSP Regulatory Fee
445 12th Street, S.W., Room 1-A625
Washington D.C. 20554

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the FCC Revenue and Receivables Operations Group at 202.418.1995.

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