September 2015

Regulatory & Legislative News


XBRL International News

Regulatory & Legislative News

SEC Commissioner Stein Supports Inline XBRL

In a speech to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on September 9, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein reiterated SEC support for inline XBRL as a means to improve the quality of structured data for investors. She cited the use of inline XBRL by UK companies reporting tax returns to the HMRC, noting “This means that the document is presented with structured data embedded within it, so that it can be read easily by both humans and machines.”

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FASB Publishes Proposed 2016 US GAAP Taxonomy for Public Review & Comment

The FASB published the latest proposed release for a 60 day comment period to end October 31, 2015. A webinar will be held on September 22 at 1PM ET to explain the changes to simplify the taxonomy. SEC staff will join to discuss current XBRL filing issues.

Read the FASB release

Register for the September 22 webinar

U.S. Treasury and OMB Finalize Federal Spending Transparency Standards

As part of its DATA Act implementation, the Office of Management & Budget and the Department of the Treasury announced that they have established the final Government-wide data standards for Federal funds made available to or expended by Federal agencies and entities receiving Federal funds. Standards finalized include Account Level Data Standards, Award Characteristic Data Standards, Award Amount Data Standards, Awardee and Recipient Data Standards, Awarding Entity Data Standards and Funding Entity Data Standards.

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2nd Free Webinar for Government Agencies on “Creating Intelligent Data” Scheduled September 28, 1PM ET

Speakers from U.S. Treasury, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the FDIC, KPMG and XBRL US will present a free one-hour webinar for government agencies to provide practical information on standards and how to apply DATA Act requirements.

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CalCPA Publishes XBRL US blog on “How Important Are your XBRL Financials?”

On September 8, California Society of CPAs published a blog authored by XBRL US CEO Campbell Pryde on the importance of ensuring good quality in XBRL financials.

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XBRL US Data Quality Committee Closes First Public Exposure Period; Webinar Replay on Public Review and Use of XBRL Data Now Available

The public exposure period for the first set of rules closed on September 14 and final rules will be available for use in October. To explain how to participate in the public review and to discuss the importance of data quality for investors, a webinar was held featuring Bloomberg and Calcbench.

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P3 Data Systems, DisclosureNet and Certent Join XBRL US Center for Data Quality

Three new companies have joined the XBRL US Center for Data Quality to help fund the initiative to improve the quality of XBRL data: P3 Data Systems, a software and service company; Certent, a software provider that helps companies meet financial compliance requirements and DisclosureNet, a technology company in the disclosure management space. P3 Data Systems ( and Certent ( are existing XBRL US members. DisclosureNet ( joins XBRL for the first time as a new member of XBRL US.

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XBRL US Workshop, San Francisco, October 1-2

Time is running out to register for this event.The workshop features an intensive review of best practice topics covering calculations, signage, required values, dimensions and more, in an exercise-driven format with classroom discussion. Instructors include representatives from Deloitte, the FASB, KPMG and PwC.

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Register to Attend Webinar: “How to Use Corporate XBRL Data for Fundamental Analysis”, October 7, 3PM ET

Hear how a company launched an online analytics service based on XBRL data and find out about a free toolkit available to help you analyze public company data in XBRL.

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XBRL US to Host Free Investor Forum: Improving Financial Analysis through Structured Data, November 4, 2015 in New York City

XBRL US has partnered with Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business to host an investor forum in New York on November 4 where investors, analysts, regulators and other corporate data users will learn how to build XBRL databases and use XBRL data for analysis. This event is free but does require registration.

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Register to Attend Next XBRL US Data Quality Committee Meeting, September 29 at 10AM ET

The September meeting will be held in-person in Washington, DC and the public is invited to attend and observe via webinar.

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XBRL International and XBRL US Member News

Data Transparency Coalition to Host Data Transparency 2015

One day conference to be held September 23 in Washington, DC.

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DisclosureNet to Host Webinar: “Same Mandate, Different Problems (& How to Fix Them)”, September 24 at 1PM ET

Attend this free, 45-minute program on complications in XBRL filing and how to resolve them.

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