SEC EDGAR Filer Manual (EFM) Draft Release Posted

The SEC published the draft EDGAR Filer Manual which includes the following XBRL-related topics: Filers will be able to include cover tags within any Inline XBRL document set for submission forms that permit Inline XBRL. EDGAR will warn filers if any required cover tags are missing, nil, or empty in 10-K, 10-K/A, 10-KT, 10-KT/A, 10-Q, […more]


SEC Proposes XBRL for Business Development Cos (BDC) and Closed End Funds (CEF)

On April 9, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission posted to the Federal Register a proposal to require the use of structured data for: Business Development Companies (BDC) submitting financial statement information using Inline XBRL; BDCs and closed end funds (CEF) to include structured covered page information in their registration statements on Form N-2 using […more]


SEC Finalizes FAST Act Simplification & Modernization of Reg S-K

On March 20, the SEC finalized the FAST Act Simplification and Modernization of Regulation S-K Rule which includes a requirement for registrants to tag all cover page data in Inline XBRL. The objective of this section of the rule is to “further enhance investors’ use of interactive data to identify, count, sort, compare, and analyze […more]


SEC Updates EDGAR for 2019 Taxonomies

On March 11, 2019, the SEC EDGAR system was upgraded to Release 19.1 and now supports the 2019 U.S. GAAP, 2019 SEC Reporting (SRT), 2019 Currencies (Currency), and 2019 Exchanges (EXCH) taxonomies. The 2019 U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy and the 2019 SEC Reporting Taxonomy reflect the same taxonomies that FASB made available on its […more]


SEC Updates Interactive Data Test Suite

The SEC has updated their interactive data test suite which can be found here. Read the release.


SEC Edgar Filer Manual with Changes Related to Inline XBRL

On March 11, 2019, the following changes will be made to the EDGAR Filer Manual as part of EDGAR Release 19.1 related to Inline XBRL: The list of submissions that allow the primary document to be in iXBRL format is expanded to include submission form types S-1, S-1/A, S-1MEF, S-3, S-3/A, S-3ASR, S-3D, S-3DPOS, S-3MEF, […more]


XBRL US Comments on SEC List of Rules Including XBRL Requirements

XBRL US has submitted a comment letter responding to the SEC request for comment on the List of Rules to be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires a 10-year review of rules that may impact small businesses. Rules included in the list pertaining to XBRL are: Interactive Data to […more]


SEC Posted Request For Comment on Content, Nature & Timing of Earnings Disclosures

Today, the SEC published a request for comment on the nature, content, and timing of earnings releases and quarterly reports made by reporting companies, with an eye towards reducing the burden on public companies while at the same time enhancing the value of the disclosures to investors. Areas they seek to address include: The nature […more]


IFRS Taxonomy Public Review Launched, Ends February 2, 2019

The IASB has published a Proposed IFRS Taxonomy Update: General Improvements, with a 60 day comment period ending on February 4, 2019. Materials related to the draft taxonomy are available from Project News or the IFRS project webpage including: 20 minute webcast that provides a high level summary of the project and its proposals (accessed […more]


SEC Commissioner Stein Remarks at Municipal Securities Disclosure in an Evolving Market Conference

In a speech to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein reiterated SEC support for inline XBRL as a means to improve the quality of structured data for investors.