You are required to report the total for this service type in Table 2, on page 7 of the survey. In column 4, for the line that corresponds to “accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services, enter $800 thousand.

If this was your only transaction type to report on the BE-120 for purchases (i.e. you also report $800 thousand in Question 7, on page 8) you have the option of providing BEA with more detail regarding these transactions, on a voluntary basis. Since your payments of $800 thousand fell below the total combined reporting threshold for purchases of $1 million, you can voluntarily report these data on Schedule B under transaction code 9, accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services, and list the country detail disaggregated by affiliation to the foreign service provider.

Note - if total combined sales of covered transactions with foreign persons are greater than $2 million, or total combined purchases of covered transactions with foreign persons are greater than $1 million, then you must provide the country detail on either Schedule A or B, as appropriate.

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