published Apr '08
The US GAAP Taxonomy Preparers Guide provides preparers of financial statements with a foundation for working with XBRL. This document is designed to explain XBRL terminology and concepts to an extent that will allow preparers to understand how to format financial statements in XBRL. It also provides reviewers of financial statements prepared in XBRL by third parties with knowledge needed to make informed decisions. For preparers, it provides a methodology for approaching XBRL for financial reporting, rules to follow, and rules of thumb for getting the most out of XBRL technology.