Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the SEC announced that they are adopting a temporary rule to allow applicants for EDGAR access to upload a signed copy of Form ID (completed online) without the notarization, containing a statement that applicants were unable to obtain notarization due to difficulties related to COVID-19.  Within 90 days of obtaining access to EDGAR under the temporary rule, applicants must obtain notarization of the authorized signature on a copy of the completed Form ID and upload it as correspondence to their EDGAR account.  If applicants using the temporary rule do not do so, the SEC may inactivate their EDGAR access codes.

In addition, the SEC adopted temporary final rules that extend filing deadlines for reports filed in compliance with Regulation A and Regulation Crowdfunding, which provide affected companies an additional 45 days to file certain disclosure reports that would otherwise have been due between March 26 and May 31, 2020.

And finally, the SEC adopted temporary relief measures for the submission of Form MA-A by Municipal Advisors. This measure gives municipal advisors an additional 45 days to file annual updates to Form MA that otherwise would have been due between March 26 and June 30, 2020.

Read the announcement.

Read the temporary final rule.