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Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 982 | Created: Apr-21-2011
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When can a U.S. affiliate use eFile to fulfill their filing obligation?

Once assigned a BEA foreign direct investment identification number; a U.S. affiliate can request a password at https://www.bea.gov/efile/password/password_request.cfm. eFile is not available for a U.S. affiliate’s initial filing. First-time filers should file the BE-605 via mail or facsimile for the quarter in which they became foreign held by 10% or more (if exempt, complete pages 1 through 3, page 13 and 15).

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