October 1 is the deadline for paid distribution newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation form (PS Form 3526) with your postmaster. Since Oct.1 falls on a Sunday this year, plan to submit your form by the close of business on Sept. 29.
Remember that paid electronic subscriptions may be included as circulation in postal statements. A paid subscriber, electronic or print, may only be counted once. A print subscriber with free access to the electronic version of your paper cannot be counted as a paid e-Subscriber. To be considered a paid electronic subscriber, the subscriber must pay more than a nominal rate for the subscription.
After filing, you must publish your statement according to the following timetable, depending on frequency of publication: