The Targeted Accessibility Fund of New York, Incorporated (TAF) was established by the New York
State Public Service Commission (PSC) in 1998 as a mechanism to ensure the proper funding by the
telecommunications carriers of various targeted programs as defined by the PSC. The programs
identified were Lifeline, emergency services E911, Public Interest Pay Phones, and the
Telecommunications Relay System. TAF funding for these programs were developed on an explicit,
competitive basis and is adminis trated by the New York Intrastate Access Settlement Pool, Inc.
It is required, by regulation, that all certified telecommunication carriers doing business in
New York State participate in TAF. It is the responsibility of each carrier to contact TAF for
the assignment of a TAF identification number. This web site provides each company with the
required information to participate and stay in compliance with the New York State Public
Service Regulations. It is encouraged to contact TAF Staff who would be happy to provide you
any guidance in complying with the TAF requirements.