DRAFT Form N-SAR XML Technical Specification (Version 1)
Implementation Date: No sooner than January 14, 2013 (The specific deployment date will be communicated in near future)
Update (11/13/2012): The DRAFT Form N-SAR XML Technical Specification has been updated. The changes are redlined and also listed in Section 1.2 (Summary of Changes) of the document.
This DRAFT Form N-SAR XML Technical Specification, posted before Commission approval of potential regulatory changes in this release, is provided as a service to our filing community to assist filers, agents, and software developers in their preparation of responses to potential changes the staff anticipates. Since this is a draft technical specification, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the technical specification before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final Form N-SAR XML Technical Specification is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the DRAFT Form N-SAR XML Technical Specification (Version 1) does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft technical specification. The changes outlined in this draft technical specification, if approved, are scheduled to take effect no sooner than January 14th 2013. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission no sooner than January 14th 2013, on the SEC's Public Website.
No sooner than January 14th 2013, EDGAR Release will be deployed to convert the DOS based Form N-SAR application to an online application
The following Draft EDGAR Form N-SAR XML Technical Specification documents detail the valid structure and content of the Form N-SAR submission types (NSAR-A, NSAR-A/A, NSAR-AT, NSAR-AT/A, NSAR-B, NSAR-BT, NSAR-BT/A, NSAR-U, and NSAR-U/A).