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HOW DO I APPLY AS A TOLL (TELEPHONE) RESELLER?

Although the state of Utah does not regulate or approve long-distance resellers, there are some requirements relating to the Universal Service Fund ("USF").   For this reason, the Commission must be notified in writing that the toll reseller or interexchange company will conduct business in Utah.

We have attempted to make the requirements less burdensome so that resellers are not required to remit their USF payments monthly.   The Utah Public Service Commission has approved the following rules:

  1. Remittals every six months, for entities that average less than $50 per month in surcharge billings.   The first remittal would be due November 15, for services billed from July through December. Subsequent remittals would be due August 15 and February 15 of each year for billings during the previous calendar semiannual period.
  2. Remittals every three months, for entities that average more than $50 but less than $100 per month in surcharge billings.   For example, the first remittal would be due November 15 for services billed during the July to September period.   Subsequent remittals would be due February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15 of each year for billings during the previous calendar quarterly period.
  3. Entities that qualify under 1 or 2 above must notify the Division in writing of their qualification and preference to remit payments at the longer intervals.

The remittance form is available below.

Long-distance resellers must also register as a business entity with the Division of Corporations.   The appropriate form may be found on the Division of Corporations Web site at www.commerce.utah.gov/cor/.