2011 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy


The 2011 Taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other improvements since the 2009 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 2010, 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.

Questions about using this taxonomy for creating and submitting eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tagged interactive data files in compliance with SEC rules should be directed to the SEC Office of Interactive Disclosure. SEC contact details and guidance are available at the SEC’s portal on XBRL. The SEC currently supported taxonomies are listed on the "Standard Taxonomies" page.

You can view the taxonomy through the entry points provided below or download the entire taxonomy for use in your software tool of choice.

Taxonomy View

To view the taxonomy, select one of the links below. The 'Entire 2011 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy’ choice will provide you with a complete 2011 Taxonomy and is the recommended view regardless of industry.

Use the industry specific links for a filtered view to aid taxonomy navigation. These industry views do not include all elements that you may find relevant for your particular filing.

We have included guidance for using the taxonomy viewer/commenting tool.

Entire 2011 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy

A view of the SEC Document and Entity Information Taxonomy is provided for user convenience.

SEC Document and Entity Information Taxonomy

Taxonomy Download


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