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Specialist support for foreign investors required to make BEA Fillings


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) collects information and produces statistics about international transactions and investments made by foreign entities in the United States.


To gather statistics on international transactions and investments, the BEA requires all U.S. “business enterprises” that are fully or partially owned or controlled by a foreign person to submit certain filings. The two most common filings that must be made by foreign persons who own U.S. real estate and unincorporated businesses are:

  • A BE-13 must be submitted when a foreign person initially invests in the U.S. or expands their investment.
  • A BE-12 must be submitted when a foreign person no longer owns or controls a business enterprise, or every 5 years as part of a Benchmark Survey where a foreign person holds partial or full ownership or control of a business enterprise.

Not submitting the required filings can have serious consequences, including civil and criminal penalties as well as possible imprisonment.


We have a team of specialists who are well-versed in BEA regulations and can offer their expertise to help you navigate the required filings. They can also assist you in gathering all the necessary information to ensure a timely and accurate filing with the BEA.

In addition, we offer the option to file the required forms (BE-12, BE-13) electronically with the BEA for your convenience.

Visit one of our five conveniently located offices in Auburndale, Kissimmee, Lake Wales, Lakeland, and Longwood

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