The latest on Using XBRL Data

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Posted Monday, July 8, 2019

XBRL US Comments on Federal Data Strategy Year-1 Action Plan

XBRL US submitted a response to the White House Office of Management and Budget, in response to the Federal Data Strategy Year-1 Action Plan. The letter noted that to attain the long-term vision of the Federal Data Strategy to better govern and leverage the Federal Government’s data, requires developing and implementing a single cross-agency data […more]


Posted Friday, June 28, 2019

Newsletter for the Business Reporting Standard

June 2019 Legislative and Regulatory News GREAT Act Passes Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Reform FERC Adopts XBRL Standards for Utilities Reporting California State Assembly Committee Approves SB 598, Open Financial Statements Act SEC Publishes Concept Release to Harmonize Exempt Offerings SEC Updates EDGAR to Release 19.2, Publishes DEI Taxonomy U.S. Federal Data […more]


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Posted Thursday, June 20, 2019

Navigating New Developments in Financial Reporting

According to a report from the Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab (PDF), XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) will play a central role in the movement toward the digitalization of corporate reporting. And with regulators in over 60 countries using XBRL for corporate reporting, I agree with the report’s recommendation that regulators, companies and investors […more]


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Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SEC News from Novaworks Software

Posted this month: SEC Requests Public Comment on Ways to Improve the Exempt Offering Framework SEC Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors Updated Application for First-time EDGAR Filers’ Form ID SEC Enhances Protections and Preserves Choice for Retail Investors Notice Regarding EDGAR Password Expiration Date SEC Releases EDGAR 19.2


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Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Calcbench Insider: June 2019

In this issue:

  • Trends in capex spending
  • Calcbench insights on charge-offs
  • How to find earnings release data
  • Speaking Out: Disclosure for ‘BDCs’
  • Geeking Out on the Filings – the legal marijuana industry and inventory

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Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2019

U.S. Federal Data Strategy Plan Out for Public Review & Comment

The U.S. Government published the Federal Data Strategy Plan along with a request for public comment. The Year 1 plan focuses on four areas including Enterprise Data Governance, Access Use and Augmentation, Decision Making and Accountability, and Commercialization, Innovation and Public Use. The plan covers three types of activities: Shared actions are led by a single […more]


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Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Preliminary Information for Tagging Cover Page Data Using Inline XBRL

To help US GAAP filers prepare for tagging the cover information, Novaworks Software has drafted a guide sheet with information that illustrates the XBRL elements and their corresponding data points. This guide sheet is applicable to all filers, with information for the cover pages for Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, Form 20-F, and Form […more]


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Posted Sunday, May 19, 2019

Calcbench data cited in WSJ article

In this issue:

  • Lease Accounting… There’s More
  • Capex spending, both up and down.
  • Restructuring costs on the rise.
  • Restructuring costs up close.
  • When Amazon takes over the world.

Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019

April/May Newsletter

April/May 2019 Legislative and Regulatory News SEC Publishes Draft EDGAR Filer Manual SEC Proposes XBRL for Reporting by Business Development Companies & Closed End Funds SEC Finalizes FAST Act Requires XBRL Tagging for Cover Page Small Business Administration Accepts XBRL Data for Surety Bond Guarantee Program FERC Proposal on Transmission Investment Activity References Use of […more]


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Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Navigating New Developments in Financial Reporting

The pace of regulatory developments in financial reporting has accelerated significantly. Standard setters and regulators have transformed both accounting standards and the format of financial reporting, resulting in vast changes to not only how accounting is recorded, but also how financial results are reported. Proper handling of these accounting and reporting changes is a key […more]


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