What is EDGAR?
EDGAR ( Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval ) is the SEC system that performs automated collection of submissions by companies and others who are required to file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EDGAR filing agents convert, or "EDGARize", those documents into the format required for successful submission to the SEC via EDGAR. Additional information about EDGAR is available at http://www.sec.gov/edgar/aboutedgar.htm.
What is XBRL?
XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. It is one of a family of "XML" languages which is becoming a standard means of communicating information between businesses and on the internet.
XBRL is being developed by an international non-profit consortium of approximately 450 major companies, organisations and government agencies. It is an open standard, free of licence fees. It is already being put to practical use in a number of countries and implementations of XBRL are growing rapidly around the world.
XBRL is a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data which is revolutionizing business reporting around the world. It provides major benefits in the preparation, analysis and communication of business information. It offers cost savings, greater efficiency and improved accuracy and reliability to all those involved in supplying or using financial data.
When will you be required to file in XBRL?
Additional information is available from the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
What are filing codes and what are they used for?
CIK (Central Index Key): This code identifies your company to the SEC. The code is referenced with your filings and is available to the public.
CCC (CIK Confirmation Code): This code, along with the CIK number, is used to submit your filings. This code is confidential and NOT available to the public.
Password: This is a confidential code used along with the CIK number to log on to web sites for submitting Section 16 forms and other filings. This code's purpose is to verify that the entity submitting the form has permission to do so.
PMAC: This code is used to authorize a change of password and is extremely confidential.
Passphrase This code is necessary if you want to submit documents to EDGAR by yourself of if you need to change your filing codes.
What if I can't make my filing deadline?
You must submit Form 12b-25, Notice of Late Filing, via EDGAR. The Notice of Late Filing is due one business day following the original filing due date of your filing and provides an additional five to fifteen calendar days from the date the filing was originally due. Form 12b-25 is available on the forms page.
How do I know if my filing has been accepted?
A confirmation email from the SEC will be sent to you once your file has been accepted. Visit the Filing Process page for more information.
What is my deadline for filing a 10-Q or 10-K?
Form 10-Q must be filed within 45 days from fiscal quarter end for non-accelerated filers and within 40 days for accelerated filers. Form 10-K must be filed within 90 days from fiscal year end for non-accelerated filers and within 75 days for accelerated filers.
How do I know my document has been received by XBRL Associates?
Clients will receive an email confirmation acknowledging receipt of the document for prepared for filing.
Frequently Asked Questions About EDGAR Filing