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SEC updates EDGAR filer manual and technical specifications and posts drafts of upcoming releases

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Apr 14, 2015

The SEC has issued a final rule updating its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) System Filer Manual (volumes I and II) and has issued Version 1 of the EDGAR Form SDR — XML Technical Specification.

Updates to the EDGAR Filer Manual include the following:

  • Support for the 2015 U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy and 2015 EXCH taxonomy.
  • New Security-based swap data repository (SDR) submission form types.
  • Revised MA-A form functionalities.

For more information, see the final rule and EDGAR page on the SEC’s Web site.

SEC posts draft of EDGAR filer manuals for upcoming EDGAR release

The SEC has also posted drafts of volumes I and II of the EDGAR Filer Manual for an upcoming EDGAR release on its Web site. The new release, which is scheduled for implementation on or around May 11, 2015, will introduce several changes, including new Regulation A submission form types. The SEC has also posted drafts of related XML technical specification releases “to assist filers, agents, and software developers in their preparation of responses to potential changes the staff anticipates.” These drafts are expected to be approved concurrently with the EDGAR Filer manual updates.

These drafts have not been approved by the Commission and are subject to change. The final version of the EDGAR Filer Manual will be posted on the SEC’s Web site once it has been approved.

More information is available on the SEC's Web site:

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