The SEC has announced that it will hold a 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 will be held on March 23 beginning at 1 p.m. ET in the auditorium at the SEC's headquarters (100 F Street N.E. in Washington DC). The event also will be webcast via a link on the SECs web site.
The event is intended to answer registrants' frequently asked questions about XBRL taxonomies (the list of tags associated used in XBRL filings), as well as the recently announced role of the Financial Accounting Foundation in maintaining that taxonomy in conjunction with its GAAP standard-setting activities. SEC staff will also answer questions and present guidance on other tools and information available to assist with compliance.
The event is open to the public, and seating will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.
More information about this event is available at: http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2010/2010-25.htm