Financial Reporting


In response to an SEC request, XBRL International—of which the AICPA is a founding member—proposed three ways the commission could increase XBRL use in U.S. capital markets: announce it ultimately will require all registrants to file offerings in XBRL format, participate in taxonomy development and maintenance and upgrade the SEC filing system to fully support XBRL ( www.xbrl.org/commentletters ). Meanwhile, the SEC issued a Request for Information that asked the software industry for ideas on how best to develop tools that foster the creation and use of interactive financial data ( www.sec.gov/spotlight/xbrl/xbrl_request100405.pdf ).

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