2014 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy

The 2014 Taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other improvements since the 2013 Taxonomy as used by issuers filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued proposed improvements to the taxonomy in the fall of 2013, allowing users of the taxonomy to provide feedback on the updates and the opportunity to become familiar with and to incorporate new element names for their filings. We encourage users to read the release notes and other provided guidance and supporting documents, which contain the details of these changes.

2014 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy

Guide for Using the Taxonomy Viewer
Detailed guide for using the Taxonomy Viewer. We recommend that users review the entire guide with special attention given to the “Commenting” instructions starting on page 12 and the “Searching” instructions starting on page 8. The search function includes a new highlight feature that can be used to identify all new elements in the taxonomy. We have included a “saved search” for new elements but users can easily create custom searches.

Guidance and Supporting Documents include: A view of the 2014 SEC Document and Entity Information Taxonomy is provided for user convenience.

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1Available in a single PDF document combining the narrative and taxonomy detail changes.