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Inline XBRL Formatting
Inline XBRL (iXBRL) is an updated version of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) that allows easier machine and human readability of public company’s financial data. iXBRL embeds the data-specific tags of XBRL into soft-copy web versions of reports while maintaining the original format. This allows for easy human readability as well as machine readable XBRL formatting all in one document.
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As of June 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared a voluntary filing period in which firms are able to file their financial statements to the SEC in iXBRL format. This voluntary filing period ends in March 2020, and will allow the SEC to weigh the advantages of iXBRL filing against the current dual-format filing system (firms currently must submit both HTML and XBRL formatted documents to the SEC for proper web-viewability and machine processing purposes).
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XBRL vs. Inline XBRL
Inline XBRL is an updated version of XBRL formatting. Whereas XBRL is only machine readable, and must be submitted alongside a human readable document, iXBRL embeds XBRL tags directly into a human readable document. This makes the single iXBRL filing both machine and human readable.
What does iXBRL mean for me?
Submitting financial statements in iXBRL format is expected to be more cost-effective and less time consuming than traditional filing formats. As a leading filing agent, Colonial Filings Inc. now offers full service iXBRL filings.
The Inline Viewer software is available to the public here, to stimulate the creation of cost-effective services relating to iXBRL.
The latest EDGAR Filer Manual is available here. This manual provides a technical framework in a user-friendly format for working with iXBRL.
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