To ensure prompt receipt and processing of your BEA survey forms, we strongly encourage you to use our secure eFile system at www.bea.gov/efile. Another recommended option: Fax your completed survey form to the number listed on the survey cover page. At present, BEA has limited ability to receive physical copies of completed survey forms that are mailed or couriered to us. BEA survey staff continue to be available to assist you. Contact information for each survey can be found at www.bea.gov/help/information-for-survey-respondents. Thank you.

 

File online with eFileInternational Surveys Electronic Filing

Use BEA's eFile system to file your responses securely, or use secure chat to receive customer service.

Filing during the COVID-19 outbreak

BEA's surveys are used to produce accurate and objective statistics on the U.S. economy. Survey responses covering 2020 are particularly needed to ensure accurate measurement of the U.S. economy during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Because the present situation has temporarily reduced our capacity to send and receive paper mail, we may contact survey respondents via email. We understand that the virus already may have had profound effects on the ability of survey respondents to comply with the surveys. To assist you, we suggest:

  • Use our secure eFile system at www.bea.gov/efile or fax to submit completed forms. At present we have limited ability to receive physical copies of completed survey forms, extension requests, or other documents that are mailed or couriered to us.
  • Extensions are available if needed.
  • Provide estimates if necessary. We realize that the data requested in our surveys might be unavailable at this time or access to required records may be limited.

BEA survey staff continue to be available to assist survey respondents.


Filing via Fax or Mail

Via Fax - Fax reports to the number shown on the cover of the survey.

Via Mail - Mail reports to one of these addresses...

Via U.S. Postal Service:

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Balance of Payments Division (SSB)
4600 Silver Hill Rd.
Washington, DC 20233

Via Private Express Delivery:

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Balance of Payments Division (SSB)
4600 Silver Hill Rd.
Suitland, MD 20746


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    • Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United States (To be Reported by Foreign Carriers' U.S. Agents)
  • BE-30 PDF | BE-30 XLSX
    • Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers
  • BE-37 PDF | BE-37 XLSX
    • U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses
  • BE-45 PDF  | BE-45 XLSX
  • 2017 BE-120
    • Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons Respondents: Form, Video tutorials, eFile, FAQs, and more
  • BE-125
    • Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons Survey Respondents: Forms, video tutorials, eFile, FAQs and more.
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  • 2019 BE-180
    • Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
  • BE-185 PDF I BE-185 XLSX
Contacts
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

When communicating by email with BEA, please do not include sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the text or in an unencrypted attachment.

Sensitive PII is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as a Social Security Number (full or partial).

Any document containing sensitive PII that is attached to an email must be encrypted. Any email received by BEA that contains sensitive PII in the text or in an unencrypted attachment will be blocked and deleted.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact information on the survey you are completing.