Items tagged with "standards"

FERC Adopts XBRL for Utilities Reporting

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that they are adopting the XBRL standard for utilities reporting on Form Nos. 1, 1-F, 2, 2-A, 3-Q electric, 3-Q natural gas, 6, 6-Q, 60, and 714. The final rule states: “The use of XBRL will make the information in these forms easier for filers to submit and […more]


California Senate Bill 598 Moves to Assembly

The California State Assembly, Committee on Local Government, unanimously (8 to 0) approved SB 598, the Open Financial Statements Act. If signed into law, this bill requires the creation of the Open Financial Statements Commission, a 9-member commission in the State Treasurer’s office, comprised of a representative from the Controller’s office, a representative from the […more]


SEC Publishes Concept Release to Harmonize Exempt Offerings

The SEC published a concept release on ways to ways to simplify, harmonize, and improve the exempt offering framework to expand investment opportunities while maintaining appropriate investor protections and to promote capital formation. One of the goals of the Commission is to facilitate a company’s ability to transition from one offering to another or to […more]


Should blockchain or AI replace XBRL?

Mohini Singh, Director of Financial Reporting, CFA Institute, and Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US

Both blockchain and AI have been suggested as technologies that should be considered instead of the XBRL data standard. But what are they, really? Can a technology replace a standard? Or is XBRL complementary to AI and blockchain?


California Senate Bill 598 Moves to State Assembly Committee

California Senate Bill 598 is now moving to the State Assembly and will be considered in a hearing of the Local Government Committee on June 19, 2019. XBRL US has submitted a second letter of support to this committee based on the current version of the legislation. Read the letter: XBRL US Supports SB 598 June […more]


XBRL US Comments on SEC Proposal: Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies

XBRL US submitted a comment letter to the SEC concerning their proposal for Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies. This proposal, if passed as currently written, will require the use of Inline XBRL for financial data submitted to the Commission by Business Development Companies, for prospectus’ and for data on certain forms. The XBRL […more]


SEC Upgrades EDGAR to Release 19.2, Publishes DEI Taxonomy

On June 10, 2019, the SEC upgraded the EDGAR System to Release 19.2 to support the 2019 Document and Entity Information (DEI) Taxonomy which now contains new elements to facilitate compliance with cover page tagging of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, 20-F and 40-F. Read the release.  


California State Senate Unanimously Passes Open Financial Statements Act (SB 598)

The California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 598, the Open Financial Statements Act. The bill would establish a 9-member commission called the Open Financial Statement Commission in the Treasurer’s office. The commission would be tasked with contracting with vendors to build taxonomies suitable for public agency financial filings and create a software tool that enables […more]


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]


AGA Article: Building Momentum, Preparing for XBRL in Government

Members of the XBRL US State & Local Government Disclosure Modernization Working Group authored the article “Building Momentum, Preparing for XBRL in Government” which appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Journal of Government Financial Management. From the article: XBRL, or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, provides advanced search capabilities with […more]