Determination Of Assessment Level
The general formula for the determination of the assessment percentage (which is also the end user surcharge percentage) is as follows:
A factor to recognize the possibility of uncollectible amounts from Contributing Carriers may be included in arriving at either the Fund working cash requirements or the Illinois Intrastate Retail Revenues of Contributing Carriers.
The Staff of the Commission will issue a data request to potential Contributing Carriers by July 31, 2001 to gather data for determination of the initial assessment. The Staff and ISCECA working together will provide to the Commission by September 1, 2001 the Fund Administration Costs, Fund working cash requirements, and Illinois Intrastate Retail Revenues of Contributing Carriers for the initial period of the fund.
In subsequent years, the fund administrator will collect all necessary information from the carriers directly. The data gathered by the fund administrator will be used solely to calculate contributions to the Illinois universal service support fund. In situations where the fund administrator collects proprietary information, the fund administrator will treat the data in accordance with any confidentiality agreement.
The assessments for individual Contributing Carriers will be determined by multiplying the assessment percentage times that carriers' Illinois intrastate retail revenues for the prior fund operating year (October through September).
Carriers that failed to file an annual report for the year 2000 with the Commission will be required to report their year 2000 Illinois intrastate retail revenues.