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Information for EDGAR Filers

EDGAR Update

The SEC's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system disseminates information that companies and others are required to file with the SEC. The SEC has implemented modifications to the EDGAR system designed to ensure that EDGAR filings are available to the public on the SEC website before such filings are made available to the contractor-operated, subscription-based public dissemination system (PDS). For more information on the EDGAR system click here:

  1. EDGAR Filer Manual and Technical Specifications
  2. Guidance for Filers and FAQs
  3. General Information

Important Notices for Filers

1. EDGAR Filer Manual and Technical Specifications

Final EDGAR Filer Manual and Technical Specifications

EDGAR Filer Manual new material (UPDATED 06/15/15)

EDGAR Form D XML Technical Specifications (Version 8) (UPDATED 09/23/13)

EDGAR Form N-MFP XML Technical Specification (Version 3) (UPDATED 08/01/11)

EDGAR Transfer Agent XML Technical Specification (UPDATED 12/15/12)

EDGAR Ownership XML Technical Specifications Document (Version 5) (UPDATED 07/06/12)

EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 16) new material (UPDATED 06/15/15)

EDGARLink™ Rel 9.0 and NSAR Rel 6.1a Software

Form 13F XML Technical Specification (Version 1.1) (UPDATED 09/23/13)

EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1) (UPDATED 10/20/14)

EDGAR Form SDR - XML Technical Specification (Version 2)new material (UPDATED 05/12/15)

EDGAR Reg A XML Technical Specification (Version 1.2) new material (UPDATED 07/23/15)

Draft EDGAR Filer Manual and Technical Specifications

DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) - General Information (Version 22) new material (UPDATED 07/02/15)

Draft EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 33) new material (UPDATED 07/02/15)

Draft EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 17) new material (UPDATED 07/02/15)


EDGAR Standard Taxonomies

DRAFT Taxonomies

EDGAR XBRL Validation Errors and Warnings

Preview Interactive Data Submissions

Interactive Data Test Suite

2. Guidance for Filers and FAQs

Corporation Finance Guidance

CF Guidance: Form D Filing Process

CF Guidance: Filing Date Adjustments, PACs, Deletions, Withdrawals, Hardship Exemptions

Form ID and Other EDGAR Forms

Form D

FAQ: Electronic Form ID

FAQ: Section 16 Electronic Reporting

Fee Guidance

SEC Filing Fees

Filing Fee Rate

Payment Options

Request a Refund

Investment Management Guidance

Small Entity Compliance Guide: Mandatory Electronic Submission of Applications for Orders under the Investment Company Act and Filings Made Pursuant to Regulation E

Series and Class (Contract) Notice and FAQ's

Co-Reg Filings with S/C ID's

IM EDGAR Post-Acceptance Corrections

FAQ: EDGAR Filing of Certified Shareholder Reports by Registered Management Investment Companies

Other Guidance

Quick Reference Guides

Index of Submission Types

EDGAR Filer Help Sheet

3. General Information

EDGAR Filer Websites

Calendar of Federal Holidays

Calendar of Peak Filing Dates

Electronic Filing & the EDGAR System: A Regulatory Overview

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes

XSLT Stylesheets for HTML Rendering of EDGAR XML Filings

IAPD: Investment Adviser Public Disclosure Website (Background Information)

EDGAR Dissemination System

EDGAR Archive Materials

Contact the SEC

Modified: July 22, 2015