USAC is set to update the Form 498 on November 16, 2022, for all service providers. The update will require entities to have an active SAM.gov assigned Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to submit a new, or modify an existing, Form 498.
In a recent news brief, USAC noted that, it will update the FCC Form 498 for all service providers in the fourth quarter of 2022 to require all service provider entities to have an active UEI in order to submit or modify their FCC Form 498. After this deployment, the FCC Form 498 system (E-File) will only accept the UEI if the following criteria are met:
- The SAM.gov registration for your entity is active,
- The Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the UEI matches the EIN for the FCC Registration Number, and
- The EIN for the UEI matches the EIN on the FCC Form 498.
The update of the FCC Form 498 will only affect service provider entities that must submit a new FCC Form 498 or revise their current FCC Form 498 after the fourth quarter 2022 deployment.
The recent USAC news brief can be viewed here.