WASHINGTON — Have you submitted your business’ 2012 Economic Census form? If yours is among the 4.2 million U.S. businesses that received said form, you are required by law to respond by the deadline: today, Tuesday, Feb. 12.
All businesses have the option to file on paper or electronically. For more information or help completing the form, see the Census Bureau’s business help site at econhelp.census.gov or call 800-233-6136.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke has called this census “indispensable to understanding America’s economy.” Taken every five years, the Economic Census “assures the accuracy of the statistics we rely on for sound economic policy and for successful business planning,” he says.
The first 2012 Economic Census reports are slated for release in December.