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Friday, August 17, 2018

Reason Foundation Article on XBRL US State & Local Govt Initiative

On August 17, Marc Joffe of the Reason Foundation published an article on Making Government Documents Searchable and Machine-Readable to Improve Transparency and Accountability which states: “In Florida, and nationally, Reason Foundation is working to improve the accounting transparency of state and local governments by seeking the mandatory disclosure of government financial documents in a machine-readable […more]

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Global Banking & Finance Review Article on AICPA and XBRL US Cost Study

On August 16, the Global Banking & Finance Review published an article referencing the AICPA XBRL US study on the cost of XBRL preparation for small companies, stating: “The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and XBRL US have found that the cost of XBRL formatting for small reporting companies has declined 45 percent since 2014, according to an updated […more]

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

AICPA and XBRL US Cost Study Highlighted in Journal of Accountancy

On August 15, the Journal of Accountancy published the article, “XBRL Costs for Small Reporting Companies Have Declined 45% Since 2014” , stating: “The cost of formatting financial statements in Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, for small reporting companies has plunged 45 percent since 2014, according to a new study by the American Institute of CPAs […more]

XBRL US State & Local Govt Working Group Sends Comment Letter to SEC Investor Advisory Committee

XBRL US State and Local Disclosure Modernization Working Group formed to use standards to improve government financial transparency, enhance the efficiency of the municipal bond market, and aid efforts to streamline regulatory reporting, including grant reporting.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

XBRL US Comment on Commerce Dept Cross Agency Priority Goal: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

XBRL US submitted a letter responding to a U.S. Commerce Department request for comments on the Cross Agency Priority Goal: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset. The Commerce Department notice seeks comment on best strategies and processes for achieving this CAP goal. The Request for Comments seeks input on a 4 part strategy to: Manage government data […more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018

XBRL US Forms State and Local Government Disclosure Modernization Working Group

XBRL US State and Local Disclosure Modernization Working Group formed to use standards to improve government financial transparency, enhance the efficiency of the municipal bond market, and aid efforts to streamline regulatory reporting, including grant reporting.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

XBRL US Comments on SEC Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

XBRL US submitted a comment letter responding to the SEC Request for Comment about its draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022. Recommendations include: Require all financial data submitted by all reporting entities, to be provided in computer-readable, standardized format. Use consistent standards across the agency to keep the cost of producing and consuming the data low, and […more]

Monday, July 9, 2018

SEC EDGAR Upgraded to Release 18.2, Supports 2018 IFRS Taxonomy

On July 9, 2018, the SEC upgraded the EDGAR system in Release 18.2 to support the 2018 IFRS Taxonomy. The EDGAR system no longer supports the 2016 US GAAP, 2013 DEI, 2009 DEI, 2016 EXCH, and 2010 Risk-Return taxonomies. The EDGAR system currently supports the 2018 US GAAP, 2018 SEC Reporting (SRT), 2018 DEI, 2018 […more]

Monday, July 2, 2018

XBRL US Applauds SEC Adoption of Inline XBRL for Public Company and Mutual Fund Reporting

XBRL US applauds the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt Inline XBRL for operating companies and funds.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

SEC Approves Rule Requiring Inline XBRL for Operating Companies and Mutual Funds

On June 28, 2018, the SEC approved, in a 4 to 1 vote, a final rule transitioning operating companies and funds to Inline XBRL. The SEC also noted that XBRL will continue to be part of disclosure controls and procedures and that there is no change in assurance requirements (XBRL is not subject to assurance). […more]