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Filing during the COVID-19 outbreak

BEA's surveys are used to produce accurate and objective statistics on the U.S. economy. Survey responses are 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 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.


File by Mail or Fax

Which form do I file? PDF
BE-13A Survey Form PDF
Additional foreign parent pages PDF
BE-13B Survey Form PDF
Additional foreign parent pages PDF
BE-13D Survey Form PDF
Additional foreign parent pages PDF
BE-13E 2017 FYE Cost Update PDF
2018 FYE Cost Update PDF
2019 FYE Cost Update PDF
2020 FYE Cost Update PDF
BE-13 Claim for Exemption PDF



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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.