The filing window for FY2013 Forms 471 will open at noon (EST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and close at 11:59pm (EST) on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The window will be open for 93 days.
For the Form 471 to be considered “in window,” both the Form 471 and the Item 21 attachment must be submitted online, received by USAC, or postmarked no later than the filing window closing date.
Given the March 14 deadline for filing the Form 471, all Forms 470 must be posted by February 14, 2013 to comply with the 28-day competitive bidding requirement. Applicants filing their Form 470 online can do so until the February 14 deadline. (Forms 470 that are submitted online are posted immediately and the 28-day clock begins.) However, applicants submitting their Form 470 on paper should ensure that USAC receives their filing by February 7. USAC has indicated that it will make every effort to post Forms 470 by February 14 if they are received by February 7.