SEC to Update and Remove Unnecessary Disclosure Requirements

By | 11/21/2018 | 2:45 am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted in August to adopt amendments designed to simplify and update disclosure requirements. These amendments were aimed to get rid of disclosure requirements that appeared to be duplicative, overlapping, or outdated. These amendments are designed to ease regulatory burdens on issuers, while facilitating disclosure to investors. The amendments became effective on November 5 2018. These amendments are part of a broader initiative from the Division of…

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SEC Final Rules to Modernize Offerings Pursuant to Compensatory Arrangements

By | 08/01/2018 | 2:32 am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), proposed a rule change in July to amend Securities Act Rule 701(e). The rule creates a registration exemption for securities issued by non-reporting companies pursuant to compensatory arrangements. The SEC amendments were required by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and increased the threshold where issuers are required to disclose additional information from $5 million to $10 million of the aggregate…

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SEC Extends Qualifications for SRC’s and Scaled Disclosures

By | 07/20/2018 | 7:57 pm ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expanded the number of companies that qualify as a “smaller reporting company” (SRC) and the existing scaled disclosure accommodations for these SRC’s. The SEC estimates that approximately 1000 companies will now qualify for the scaled disclosures. Scaled disclosures enable companies to provide less information, specifically for executive compensation and only submit audited financial statements for two fiscal years, compared to the three fiscal years…

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SEC Passes Inline XBRL

By | 07/20/2018 | 7:52 pm ET

In a 4-1 vote on June 28, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt several amendments to the existing XBRL reporting requirements. Instead of the existing requirements which mandate that companies submit XBRL exhibits along with their HTML filings for quarterly and annual financial statements, companies can now submit Inline XBRL filings. Instead of a dual filing system with both human and machine-readable filings, companies are now…

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New SEC Disclosure Changes on Form N-PORT

By | 06/27/2018 | 2:35 am ET

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new public liquidity-related disclosure requirements for several open-end funds. These disclosure changes would now require funds to disclose, in either their annual or semi-annual shareholder report, the operations and effectiveness of their liquidity risk management programs. These amendments would replace the current pending requirement that funds provide a quantitative description of past aggregate liquidity classification data on Form N-PORT. Form N-PORT…

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Finding an SEC Filing Agent for XBRL Filings

By | 03/15/2018 | 4:29 pm ET

When looking for the best SEC filing agent to handle your SEC filing needs, most filers seek a company that offers not only competitive pricing, but also professional quality services. Although competitive SEC filing fees should be expected, professional quality output, reliability, accuracy, and good customer service should be more important for you and your company.  Here at Colonial Filings, we offer a variety of financial printing services that are…

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Benefits of XBRL Reporting to the SEC

By | 10/18/2017 | 9:49 pm ET

XBRL is an electronic language for financial reporting that is freely licensable, and based on XML framework. It acts as the standard in the financial circles for preparing, publishing in various formats, extracting and automatically exchanging financial statements of publicly-held companies and the information contained in them. XBRL filing requirements enhance the usability of the current accounting standards through digitizing business languages without creating new accounting standards and do not…

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Colonial Filings Releases Investor Website Hosting Services

By | 08/15/2017 | 4:43 pm ET

Colonial Filings, Inc. is excited to announce the release of our investor website hosting services, allowing clients to take advantage of integrated SEC filing data hosting, stock charting, and news applications for their corporate investor websites. As an industry leading, financial printer and SEC filing agent, Colonial Filings prides itself on being able to provide its clients with financial printing and any related services that they may need. In that…

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4 Important Facts Concerning iXBRL

By | 06/13/2017 | 7:15 pm ET

After much speculation, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released the long-awaited proposal requiring public companies based in the United States to utilize Inline XBRL (iXBRL) when submitting their financial statements and other public documents. So what do you need to know about this proposal? 1. How iXBRL works:  Inline XBRL is an updated version of the XBRL reporting format. This new format embeds HTML tags into different financial…

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2 Things to Know About EDGAR Passphrase Updates

By | 03/16/2017 | 6:40 pm ET

On March 13 2017, the SEC changed the method for updating EDGAR passphrases on its Filer Management website by implementing a dual stage authentication process for SEC filers who request their passphrase to be reset. This is a security update to the original requirements, which was implemented in 2004, as a safety measure to protect account holders password and identity information. As this is an important update that requires account…

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