1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 10/4/17

Impact: 2014 US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.8 Cash Flow from Operating Activities

This Guidance is archived. Issue If a filer has no discontinued operations, which concept is the most appropriate to report in the Cash Flow Statement? “Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities” (NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities) or “Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities, Continuing Operations” (NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations) (i.e. to explicitly indicate that the cash flows are […more]


1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 6/27/14

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.25 Pension Plan Purchases and Sales

Issue The roll forward of the pension plan assets for level 3 reconciles between the opening plan assets less any sales of the assets plus any purchases.  Payments of benefits are not included in this roll forward as the sale of the plan assets is used to pay the benefits. However, there are no elements […more]


1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 3/28/14

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.24 Roll Forward Calculations & Components

Issue Every filing will contain a number of roll-forwards. We have seen very high error rates in these disclosures when reported in XBRL. One of the most common errors is in the cash flow statement where companies report the change in cash balances over a period. In a number of cases, companies report an increase/decrease […more]


1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 3/28/14

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.23 Defined Benefit Plan Actuarial Gain (Loss)

Issue The element DefinedBenefitPlanActuarialGainLoss appears in the roll forward of the benefit obligation.  An actuarial gain will decrease the obligation and an actuarial loss will increase the obligation.  In the US GAAP taxonomy, this element is represented as an addition to the obligation.  Therefore, any gains could be entered as a negative and any losses […more]


1.2 Member Selection

Issued: 12/6/13

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.2.6 Reporting the Values of Another Entity in a Filing

Issue A filer’s financial report often includes data of a company other than the consolidated entity. This occurs when an entity reports information about another company because it is a subsidiary, a spinoff, an acquisition, the parent holding company, etc.  The axis used to report values for a company other than the consolidated entity is […more]


1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 11/1/13

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.22 Tagging Table Text Blocks with Multiple Tags

Issue When performing level 3 tagging of table text blocks the situation often arises where the table textblock includes a table that could be represented by 2 existing taxonomy elements.  For example if a company combined finite and indefinite disclosures in a single table would it be possible for the filer to tag the one […more]


1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 10/4/13

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.18 Tax Benefit from Exercise Stock Option

Issue A large number of filings are using inappropriate signs for the elements: ExcessTaxBenefitFromShareBasedCompensationOperatingActivities and ExcessTaxBenefitFromShareBasedCompensationFinancingActivities Both of these elements should be entered as positive amounts.   The first element represents the exclusion of recognized excess tax benefits generated from the exercise of stock options from Operating Activities pursuant to GAAP reporting requirements. The second element […more]


1.5 Hierarchy of Members archived

Issued: 7/26/13

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.5.1 Multiple Axes to Represent Segment Information

This guidance is archived. Issue As companies represent detailed segment information, we have identified varying methods for representing segments and sub-segments. There are two different approaches we have seen used to model this data. Create business sub-segments as children of the larger segment. Create a secondary dimension for the sub-segments. Both these methods allow the […more]


1.3 Axis Selection

Issued: 7/26/13

Impact: All US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.3.1 Use of the Segment Axis

Issue The taxonomy has a number of axis elements that were created to support members that represent a company’s operating or geographical reporting segments.  However, companies have created extension items to represent segments, used qualified segment axis for broad reporting purposes, or used inappropriate members on segments. The following discusses the different problems associated with […more]


1.1 Element Selection

Issued: 7/26/13

Impact: 2012 US GAAP, 2011 US GAAP, 2009 US GAAP

Company Extension Taxonomy

1.1.15 Redeemable Non-controlling Interests

Issue A number of companies have temporary equity in the form of redeemable equity to non-controlling interests.  As part of the US GAAP income statement, there are elements to represent net income attributable to non-controlling interests and income attributable to the consolidated entity and, in 2013, aggregate tags to represent Net Income attributable to redeemable […more]