What's new?

Foreign Private Issuers will need to submit Financials in XBRL

The Securities Exchange Commision (SEC) published on its website the addition of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Taxonomy to the EDGAR Filer Manual. This newly published taxonomy enables foreign private issuers that prepare their financial statements in accordance with the IFRS to submit Form 20F or 40-F reports using XBRL.

Who needs to comply?

Foreign IFRS filers


Fiscal periods ending on or after December 15, 2017


  • XBRL provides greater transparency
  • Allows for enhanced data analysis
  • Enables investors and analysts to easily download, analyze data and to compare opportunities.
  • Regulatory compliance

What do you need to do?

We encourage all IFRS filers in the U.S. to prepare and validate the IFRS taxonomy this year to streamline the filing process.​​

Follow 3 easy steps for a less stressful implementation process:


​1. Contact Computershare to create your taxonomy by September 30, 2017


​​2. Validate your taxonomy with your auditors by November 15, 2017


3. Provide completed financial statements for conversion and filing in line with your annual 20-F or 40-F filing deadlines


​​If you are classified as an IFRS fil​er in the U.S. marketplace, Computershare will provide a 20% discount on your IFRS taxonomy set up if you request a complimentary proposal by September 30, 2017.  Submit your information below.

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