EDGAR Form MA XML Technical Specification (Version 1.3)

Implementation Date: June 10, 2019

The Form MA XML Technical Specification (Version 1.3) document describes the valid structure and content of the Form MA Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) submission types. This specification provides a basis for creating Form MA submissions. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will be able to construct software that will generate a Form MA submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The Form MA submission file must conform to the EDGAR Form MA Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy comprises a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structure of EDGAR Form MA submissions. The Form MA XML submissions can be transmitted to the SEC via the ‘Transmit’ link on the EDGAR FilerWeb (https://www.edgarfiling.sec.gov/) or the ‘Transmit XML Submission’ link on the EDGAR OnlineForms Website (https://www.onlineforms.edgarfiling.sec.gov).

EDGAR Release 19.2 will introduce the following changes:

  • Changed the usage of the ‘type’ element:
    • For existing directBusinesses, directPersons, indirectBusinesses, andindirectPersons entries without changes within Schedule C, no ‘type’ elementshould be included.
    • The ‘type’ field must be included for the directBusinesses, directPersons, indirectBusinesses and indirectPersons entries which are being added, edited, and/or deleted in the current submission.