EDGAR Filer Manual

Oct. 11, 2023

The EDGAR Filer Manual consists of Volume I: General Information, which includes the requirements for becoming an EDGAR filer and maintaining EDGAR company information; and Volume II: EDGAR Filing, which sets forth details on the process to submit online filings.

Volume I: General Information

Version 41  |  Deployment Date: December 19, 2022  |   full volume (PDF, 0.5 mb)

Changes from previous version

On December 19, 2022, EDGAR Release 22.4 introduced the following changes:

  • The EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I, was amended to clarify:
    • the definition of “authorized individual” in Section 3(a) of this Volume I; and
    • when a notarized power of attorney would be required to accompany a manual passphrase update request pursuant to Section 4(b) of this Volume I.

Volume II: EDGAR Filing

Version 70  |  Deployment Date: July 1, 2024  |  full volume (PDF, 6 mb)

Changes from previous version:

On July 1, 2024, EDGAR Release 24.2 will introduce the following changes:

  • EDGAR will allow filers to submit forms to apply for registration with the Commission as a security based swap execution facility (Form SBSEF) under 17 CFR 242.803, to amend an application prior to full registration (Form SBSEF/A), to request to withdraw a pending application for registration (Form SBSEF W), and to request to vacate an effective registration (Form SBSEF V). Filers will be able to file Form SBSEF and certain of its related exhibits in custom XML, Inline XBRL, and PDF formats as provided in the Regulation SE adopting release. See Security Based Swap Execution and Registration and Regulation of Security Based Swap Execution Facilities, Release No. 34 98845 (Nov. 2, 2023). See also, Chapters 5.2.5 and 8.2.38 39 of the EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II.
  • The EDGAR Filer Manual will be updated to remove obsolete Forms 10 KSB and 10  QSB from the “Index to Forms Table.” Removal is consistent with the previous rescission of Regulation S B and all forms with the “SB” designation. See Smaller Reporting Company Regulatory Relief and Simplification, Securities Act Release No. 8876 (Dec. 19, 2007).
  • The EDGAR Filer Manual will be updated to remove screenshots from Chapter 8 of the Filer Manual that duplicate instruction provided in the text.
  • EDGAR will be updated to allow filers to attach any report, opinion, or appraisal required to be filed as an exhibit under Item 1607 of Regulation S K as exhibit EX 98 to EDGAR submission variants of Forms S 1, S 4, F 1, F 4, and Schedules TO, 14A, and 14C. See Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections, Release No. 33 11265 (Jan. 24, 2024).

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Last Reviewed or Updated: July 2, 2024