Back in March when the SEC announced the IFRS Taxonomy mandate for Foreign Private Issuers, who knew the December 15th date for impacted companies would sneak up on us as it has. Whether you’re late to the game or simply gut-checking where you should be in the process, read on for more information on what’s changed, what you’ll need to do, and best paths to compliance.
On March 1, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced support for the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) interactive data (or XBRL) mandate. This directly impacts over 500 Foreign Private Issuers (FPI) – over 40% of which are in Canada – that have not previously had to create, review, and submit XBRL to the SEC. This means 20-Fs, 40-Fs, and 6-Ks with periods beginning on 12/15/2017 must now be submitted in interactive date format.