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Heads Up on new SEC XBRL requirements

29 Dec 2008

On 17 December 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission voted to issue two final rules that will require registrants (other than investment companies) and mutual funds to provide financial information and risk/return summary information, respectively, in an interactive data format in certain filings with the SEC.

Such information will be made interactive through use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The National Office Accounting Standards and Communications Group of Deloitte (United States) has published a Heads Up Explaining the New XBRL Requirements (PDF 114k). The table below summarises the phase-in of requirements for XBRL data.

Phase-In GroupPeriods* Ending on or After
Domestic and foreign registrants using US GAAP that have a worldwide public float of more than $5 billion 15 June 2009
All other domestic and foreign large accelerated filers using US GAAP 15 June 2010
All remaining registrants using US GAAP and foreign private issuers using IFRSs as issued by the IASB 15 June 2011

*Generally, an entity's first interactive data submission will be included as an exhibit to a quarterly report on Form 10-Q, or an annual report on Form 20-F or Form 40-F, as applicable.

Correction list for hyphenation

These words serve as exceptions. Once entered, they are only hyphenated at the specified hyphenation points. Each word should be on a separate line.