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How should I interpret the terms "sales" and "purchases?" Many organizations and transactions types are really not related to sales or the organization is not involved in sales.
For financial services providers - Are fees and commissions received and paid reported on the survey?
Do I need to report shared services amounts between subsidiaries and parent companies on the BE-120?
Do "health services" include in-patient or out-patient care provided directly to foreign residents?
Do "education services" include tuition charged to foreign exchange students?
Under "rights related to patents, processes, and trade secrets," why is there no category for "rights to reproduce and/or distribute?"
Under which transaction code do I report licenses to use computer software, i.e. end-user licensing agreements on the BE-125?
Should we report any amortization of purchased IP over future periods, or is the purchase reportable all at once in the period of acquisition?
At what level should data reported on the BE-120 be consolidated?
We provide services to a foreign affiliate of a foreign parent. Is this reportable on the BE-120?
We provide services to our foreign parent. Is this reportable on the BE- 120?
We provide services to one of our foreign affiliates. Is this reportable on the BE-120?
My company has been hired by the U.S. Government to provide educational and training services to organizations located abroad. Are such transactions reportable on the BE-120?
Should I report all services not otherwise listed on the BE-120 under service code 42, other selected services?
My company purchased accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services from three countries: $200 thousand from Norway, $500 thousand from the U.K., and $100 thousand from Venezuela (totaling $800 thousand). How should I report the data on the BE-120?
How do I indicate on the BE-120 what type of services I am selling/purchasing?
How should I round currency amounts on the BE-120?
How should transactions with international organizations be reported on the BE-120?
When reporting data by country on the BE-120, can regions be used instead?
Should I net purchases against sales on the BE-120?