The SEC voted to change the definition of “smaller reporting company” in an effort to expand the number of companies that qualify for scaled disclosure accommodations.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt and propose several new rules, including changes to the SEC’s whistleblower program and a requirement to use Inline XBRL in certain filings.
The guidance relates to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Public companies received new guidance from the SEC on the disclosures they should make related to cybersecurity.
Private companies and not-for-profits that elect to apply the guidance in a new SEC staff accounting bulletin should apply all relevant aspects of the bulletin in its entirety, FASB’s staff said.
Companies may initially have difficulty determining the effects of the new federal tax law on their income tax reporting.
Five principles can help prevent, detect, or correct the most frequent securities law violations adjudicated by the SEC.
Repetition and immaterial disclosures will be discouraged.
The SEC proposed amendments that are designed to simplify disclosures without sacrificing information that is important to investors.
The SEC has issued a staff accounting bulletin to bring its existing guidance into conformity with FASB’s new revenue recognition standard.
The commission also proposed an Inline XBRL requirement.
U.S. securities issuers will be required to include a hyperlink to each exhibit in a corporate filing’s exhibit index under new rule and form amendments.
Wesley Bricker, CPA, a former PwC partner, was named the Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief accountant.
Mary Jo White plans to depart her position as Securities and Exchange Commission chair in January, when Barack Obama’s second term as president ends.
The commission aims to modernize requirements.
The proposal is intended to make exhibits more accessible.
The commission seeks to eliminate outdated and unnecessary provisions.
The proposal is designed to make it easier for readers to locate exhibits referenced in those filings.
The SEC invited input on certain disclosure requirements related to management, certain security holders, and corporate governance matters.
The technology helps companies integrate data into their HTML filings.