Fees for commercial broadcasters
We have fees for commercial broadcasters. These fees are called commercial broadcasting taxes.
These fees do not apply to:
- national broadcasters
- community broadcasters
- any other apparatus licences
Fees for commercial broadcasters are detailed in the commercial broadcasting transmitter licence fee schedule.
Pay your invoice
You have 28 days to pay your invoice.
If you don’t pay on time, there are penalties. Our current penalty rate is 20% per year.
If the person who handles invoices in your organisation changes, you should tell us.
How we calculate fees
We charge licence fees each year.
Your first licence fee will be due after we issue your licence and give you an invoice.
We will send you an assessment and invoice on, or soon after, each anniversary of when we issued the licence.
Previous rebates for commercial broadcasting taxes
The Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) (Transmitter Licence Tax Rebate) Rules 2020, which provided a rebate for most commercial broadcasting taxes for 12 months from 14 February 2020, have ended. All commercial broadcasting tax assessments from 14 February 2021 will require full payment.
Rules for licence fees
This legislation helps us determine how we charge for TV licences: