Items tagged with "standards"

How are U.S. governments spending YOUR tax dollars?


Data from U.S. public companies has been produced in machine-readable format for over ten years. But data from U.S. federal, state and local governments is still posted in paper-based documents. Governments should be as accountable to taxpayers as corporations are to shareholders.

Point of View

Much was accomplished in 2020, in large part thanks to our members. Their work sets the stage for an exciting 2021.

Standards Support Small Business During COVID-19 Crisis

Protect small business. Make rapid decisions. Use high quality data.

Thousands of small businesses seek funding to protect workers and livelihoods. What’s needed now is a single set of standards to collect, process, and analyze loan data. Follow these 5 steps to build a system that can execute cost-effectively, efficiently, rapidly.

We can be better prepared – let’s get ready now.

Shannon Sohl, CPA, PhD, Senior Research Analyst, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies
Crisis situations like COVID-19 have big implications for how we should run businesses and set government policy. Get connected to COVID-19 relief resources for businesses.

FERC Proposes XBRL for Form 730, Report of Transmission of Investment Activity

The FERC rule proposal noted “The XBRL standard also offers flexible benefits, including the ability to support simple formulas such as addition and subtraction and allow more complex formulas to be defined with a set of guidelines… requiring XBRL-based data would also lead to greater data quality through easier validation checks.”  

DQC Rules are now available in the FASB US GAAP Taxonomy. Shouldn’t every SEC filer use them?

Heather Krupa, CPA, Controller at Global Water Resources

DQC Rules are now available in the FASB US GAAP Taxonomy. Shouldn’t every SEC filer use them?

FERC Extends Public Taxonomy Review to Mar 2. Technical Conference Rescheduled to Mar 24-26.

On January 21, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced plans to extend the public review period by 45 days because of a request for more time from industry representatives. The review period will now close on March 2, 2020. In addition, the technical conference, which will be open to vendors, issuers and the […more]

Harmonizing accounting and data standards

Donna Johaneman, Senior Project Manager XBRL, FASB; and Louis Matherne, Chief of Taxonomy Development, FASB

The FASB approach to incorporating new ASUs into XBRL data standards.

FERC Announces Public Taxonomy Review and Technical Conference Open to the Public

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that the initial draft of the FERC Taxonomy, which the Commission has been developing for entities filing FERC forms 1, 1-F, 2, 2-A, 3-Q electric, 3-Q natural gas, 6, 6-Q, 60 and 714, is now available, along with supporting documents, at The taxonomy can be viewed in […more]

Novaworks LLC on XBRL US Taxonomy Development Handbook

Novaworks LLC posted a blog describing the newly released Taxonomy Development Handbook (TDH). Read the blog. Access the TDH and participate in the public review.