SEC Proposes Amendments to More Appropriately Tailor the Accelerated and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions
Publication Date: May 10, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions. The proposed amendments would reduce costs for certain lower-revenue companies by tailoring the types of companies that are categorized as accelerated and large accelerated filers while maintaining effective investor protections.

As a result of the proposed amendments, smaller reporting companies with less than $100 million in revenues would not be required to obtain an attestation of their internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) from an independent outside auditor. The proposed amendments would not change key protections from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, such as independent audit committee requirements, CEO and CFO certifications of financial reports, or the requirement that companies continue to establish, maintain, and assess the effectiveness of their ICFR.

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