The FY 2011 Form 471 application filing window will officially open at noon EST on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and close at 11:59 EDT on Thursday March 24, 2011. This means that the filing window will be open for 73 days.
A new filing window requirement this year is that the Item 21 attachments must be submitted by the close of the filing window on March 24, 2011. Also important to note for applicants using the current Form 470, all paper Forms 470 should be received by USAC on January 4, 2011, giving the SLD ample time to contact an applicant should further information be required. All electronic Forms 470 that have not yet been completed and certified online using the current Form, should be certified and submitted before January 11, 2011, when the new Form 470 becomes available.