In the current public exposure period of rules and guidance for public company filers, the Data Quality Committee seeks comment on version 7 of the DQC Rules through Monday, September 10, 2018. Public review and comment is a critical part of the process of improving the usability of XBRL filed with the SEC.

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The comment period ends as noted below for rules and guidance included in each release.

Comments due by Monday, September 10, 2018:

DQC_0067

2 comments

Mutually Exclusive Elements

This rule identifies if elements associated with the new revenue recognition standards are used in conjunction with elements from the previous revenue recognition standard.


DQC_0068

Geographical Axis Used with Pension Line Items

This rule identifies those cases where the filer has reported the StatementGeographicalAxis in conjunction with a line item in the Compensation Related Costs and Retirement Benefits section of the taxonomy.


DQC_0069

Plan Asset Categories Component Members

This rule identifies those cases where the following elements have not been tagged with appropriate members and values and checks that they are tagged appropriately based on FASB guidance. These two elements must be used in conjunction with the axis DefinedBenefitPlanByPlanAssetCategoriesAxis.

  • DefinedBenefitPlanPlanAssetsInvestmentWithinPlanAssetCategoryAmount
  • DefinedBenefitPlanAmountOfEmployerAndRelatedPartySecuritiesIncludedInPlanAssets

DQC_0070

Plan Asset Dimensional Aggregation

This rule aggregates the values of the Plan Asset categories on the DefinedBenefitPlanByPlanAssetCategoriesAxis. The rule aggregates the values of the members and compares the total to the reported total for the default value of the axis.


DQC_0071

Revenue/Cost Single Member

This rule identifies if the revenue/cost elements RevenueFromContractWithCustomerIncludingAssessedTax, RevenueFromContractWithCustomerExcludingAssessedTax and CostOfGoodsAndServicesSold have been used with the ProductOrServiceAxis for only one product or service represented by a single member on the product or service axis.


DQC_0072

Plan Asset Categories Percentage

This rule identifies those cases where the element DefinedBenefitPlanPlanAssetsInvestmentWithinPlanAssetCategoryPercentage has not been tagged with appropriate members based on FASB guidance. This element must be used in conjunction with the axis DefinedBenefitPlanByPlanAssetCategoriesAxis.


DQC_0073

Plan Asset Categories Permissible Line Items

This rule identifies when inappropriate line items are used with the Plan Asset Categories Axis.


DQC_0074

Nil Values on Typed Axis

This rule identifies when a nil value has been used inappropriately on the following typed axis: RevenueRemainingPerformanceObligationExpectedTimingOfSatisfactionStartDateAxis


DQC_0076

Performance Obligations With No Durations

This rule is intended to ensure that filers follow the guidance defined in the Revenue recognition implementation guide published by the FASB. The rule identifies those cases where the duration over which the performance obligation will be captured is not reported. If either of the following two elements are reported with a value:

  1. RevenueRemainingPerformanceObligationPercentage or
  2. RevenueRemainingPerformanceObligation

with RevenueRemainingPerformanceObligationExpectedTimingOfSatisfactionStartDateAxis then the satisfaction period elements must have associated duration values.


DQC_0077

Satisfaction Period With No Satisfaction Start Date Axis

This rule checks if the satisfaction period elements have been used with RevenueRemainingPerformanceObligationExpectedTimingOfSatisfactionStartDateAxis.


DQC_0075

1 comment

Revenue Tax Policy

This rule identifies those cases where the inappropriate revenue element is used in conjunction with the tax exclusion policy text block.


DQC_0078

1 comment

Ownership Interest With No Ownership Axis

This rule identifies those cases where the ownership interest elements are not used with the ownership axis. This rule is intended to ensure that filers follow the implementation guidance defined in the Dimensional Modeling for Disclosures of Consolidated and Nonconsolidated Entities guide published by the FASB.


Guidance - Legal Entities & Consolidations

Dimensional Modeling Guidance – Legal Entities & Consolidation Guidance

This document is intended to add additional explanation to the FASB implementation guide on Dimensional Modeling for Disclosures of Consolidated and Nonconsolidated Entities. In addition this document identifies DQC rules to ensure that that the practices defined in the FASB implementation guide are implemented.


Guidance - Revenue Recognition

Revenue Recognition Guidance

This document is intended to add additional explanation to the FASB implementation guide on Dimensional Modeling for Disclosures of Consolidated and Nonconsolidated Entities. In addition this document identifies DQC rules to ensure that that the practices defined in the FASB implementation guide are implemented.


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