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EDGAR Release Notes

The SEC provides release notes with each new EDGAR Release. Full release notes for the EDGAR System are available by logging into https://www.edgarfiling.sec.gov/. Recent changes to the EDGAR System may also be found in the Updates section of the EDGAR Filer Manual.

EDGAR 18.1 (Current Release – March, 2018)

Release notes from the SEC:  

13H Filers that are individuals that do not have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) should immediately discontinue providing their Social Security number in the (TIN) field on Form 13H. If an individual filer does not have a TIN, then provide a value of '000-00-0000.' See Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

EDGAR was updated to add the following new submission form type to EDGARLink Online:

  • SF-1MEF: A new registration statement filed under Securities Act Rule 462(b) to add securities to a prior related effective registration statement filed on Form SF-1

The new SF-1MEF submission form type is accessible by selecting the 'EDGARLink Online Form Submission' link on the EDGAR Filing Website. Additionally, filers may construct XML submissions for this submission form type by following the "EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification" document available on the SEC's Public Website (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs). See Chapter 3 (Index to Forms) and Appendix C (EDGAR Submission Types) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

EDGAR was updated to add the following new submission form type to EDGARLink Online:

  • 486BXT: Post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Securities Act Rule 486(b)(1)(iii) to designate a new effective date for a post-effective amendment previously filed pursuant to Securities Act Rule 486(a) (this filing cannot be submitted as a 1940 Act only filing)

The new 486BXT submission form type is accessible by selecting the 'EDGARLink Online Form Submission' link on the EDGAR Filing Website. Additionally, filers may construct XML submissions for this submission form type by following the "EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification" document available on the SEC's Public Website (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs). See Chapter 3.(Index to Forms), Appendix A (Messages Reported by EDGAR), and Appendix C (EDGAR Submission Types) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

In Release No. 33-10332 (82 FR 17545) adopted March 31, 2017, the Commission made changes of inflation adjustments and other technical amendments pursuant to Titles I & II of the JOBS Act. Changes to certain forms were made to provide an electronic method for an emerging growth company to notify the Commission of its status as an emerging growth company and to indicate whether the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards. Submission form types DRS and DRS/A were revised to require the Emerging Growth Company indicators. See Chapter 7 (Preparing and Transmitting EDGARLink Online Submissions) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

 

Form ID was updated to allow the filer to indicate whether the access codes are for submitting a draft registration or draft offering statement. See Chapter 3 (Becoming an EDGAR Filer) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: General Information."

 

 

EDGAR suspends ABS-EE and ABS-EE/A submissions (along with Combined 10-D/ABS-EE submissions and their amendments) if the Reporting Period Begin Date is after the Reporting Period End Date. See Appendix A (Messages Reported by EDGAR) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

 

EDGAR was updated to allow multiple accession numbers and series IDs in the header of NPORT-EX and NPORT-EX/A submissions. This allows filers to make a single submission for multiple series. See Chapter 7 (Preparing and Transmitting EDGARLink Online Submissions) and Appendix A (Messages Reported by EDGAR) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

 

Submission form types N-CEN and N-CEN/A were updated to allow Filer Investment Company Types N-1A, N-2, and N-3 to skip Part C when all of their series are terminated. See Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

 

Submission form types MA-I & MA-I/A was updated to allow filers to sort the dates in reverse chronological order in Item 3 Residential History, and Item 4 Employment History. In addition, overlapping dates in Item 3 are allowed. Submission form type MA-W only allows SEC file numbers with an "867" prefix. See Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

 

EDGAR was updated to reflect the 2018 versions of taxonomy updates. See Chapter 5 (Constructing Attached Documents and Document Types) and Chapter 6 (Interactive Data) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

 

 

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