Form C XML Technical Specification (Version 2)

Implementation Date: May 16, 2016

The EDGAR Form C XML Technical Specification (Version 2) document describes the valid structure and content of the Form C Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) submission types. This specification provides, to those filers that are interested, the basis for creating Form C XML submissions. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will be able to construct software that will generate a Form C submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The Form C submission file must conform to the EDGAR Form C Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy is comprised of a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that define the structures of EDGAR Form C submissions.  The Form C XML submissions can be transmitted to the SEC via the EDGAR FilerWeb ( or the “Transmit XML Submission” option from the EDGAR OnlineForms/XML Website (

The following changes have been implemented:

  • The choice list for the element "jurisdictionOrganization" has been updated to only allow U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories.