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Monday, May 4, 2020

SEC Statement on Importance of Municipal Market Disclosure

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and the SEC Director of the Office of Municipal Securities Rebecca Olsen, published a joint public statement on The Importance of Disclosure for our Municipal Markets, with a subheading “The Effects of COVID-19 Have Raised Uncertainties Regarding the Financial Status of State and Local Governments and Special Purpose Entities; Municipal Securities […more]

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

XBRL US Comments on SEC Proposal on Modernizing the MD&A

XBRL US responded to the SEC proposal on Management’s Discussion and Analysis, Selected Financial Data, and Supplementary Financial Information. The SEC proposes various reforms to the MD&A and other text-based information in corporate filings, including adding one new section, and eliminating certain sections deemed to be redundant because the reported facts are already available in […more]


Friday, April 24, 2020

XBRL US Supports BEA Proposal Requiring LEI for Entities That Have One on BE-180

XBRL US expressed support for a BEA rule proposal that would amend the data collected and the design of the mandatory BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons. In particular, XBRL US supports the proposed plan to include a question to survey respondents to provide their 20-digit […more]

Monday, April 20, 2020

XBRL US Data Quality Committee Public Exposure of 12th Ruleset

US GAAP and IFRS filers, investors, XBRL providers encouraged to participate The XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) has published its 12th Ruleset for a 45-day public review and comment period, which closes on June 1, 2020. DQC rules aid US GAAP and IFRS  issuers in preparing consistent, error-free financials, by providing automated checks that […more]


Friday, April 17, 2020

SEC Final Rule on Financial Disclosures about Guarantors & Issuers of Guaranteed Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission published its final rule Financial Disclosures about Guarantors and Issuers of Guaranteed Securities and Affiliates Whose Securities Collateralize a Registrant’s Securities. The rule was adopted largely as initially proposed and gives parent companies the flexibility to provide the Revised Alternative Disclosures inside or outside of the consolidated financial statements which […more]


Thursday, April 9, 2020

SEC Requires XBRL in Final Rule “Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies”

The Securities and Exchange Commission published the final rule for Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies, which modifies the registration, communications and offering process for business development companies (BDC) and other closed-end investment companies. In addition, the final rule adopts structured data reporting requirements: BDCs will be required to submit financial statements in Inline […more]


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

How Data Transparency Can Help Fight COVID-19

Marc Joffe of the Reason Foundation, and Chair of the XBRL US Standard Government Reporting Working Group, writes that to make better-informed decisions about coronavirus, governments should be publishing comprehensive, machine-readable data sets. The article goes on to note: “In the weeks since COVID-19 became a pandemic, a plethora of data dashboards have been launched […more]

Friday, March 27, 2020

SEC Adopts Temporary Relief Measures in Response to COVID-19

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 […more]


SEC Publishes Draft 2020 DEI Taxonomy for Public Review

The SEC published the draft DEI Taxonomy, 2020 update, for a public review and comment period ending May 27, 2020. Comments on the draft 2020 update to the DEI taxonomy should be sent via email to using “Draft 2020 DEI Taxonomy” as the subject of the email. Access the taxonomy: Read the announcement:

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SEC on Availability of FASB Implementation Guides

The SEC announced the availability of FASB Implementation Guides covering the following topics: Accounting Changes Financing Receivable and Current Expected Credit Loss Disclosures Insurance—Long-Duration Contracts Leases under Topic 842 Retirement Benefits—Phase 3 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Including Statement Presentation of Revenue and Cost of Revenue) Read the announcement. Access the guides.