XBRL Public Education Seminar
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Eastern Time
Securities and Exchange Commission staff conducted a public seminar to help companies and preparers comply with rules that require financial reports to be filed using eXtensible Business Reporting Language, (XBRL), which can provide investors quicker access to the data they want in a format that's easily used, searched and analyzed. The seminar helped answer frequently asked questions about the rules and technology requirements. SEC staff presented information to help corporate filers understand how to comply with the rules. SEC staff also provided an overview of the XBRL taxonomy — the list of tags associated with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). SEC staff provided guidance on other tools and information available to assist with compliance.
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