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SEC GENERAL FILING DEADLINES

LARGE ACCELERATED FILERS:

  • Form 10-K due 60 days after fiscal year-end
  • NT 10-K due on the business day after the 10-K due date
  • Late 10-K due after filing an NT 10-K, the deadline for the 10-K is extended 15 calendar days from actual due date
  • Form 10-Q due 40 days after quarter-end
  • NT 10-Q due on the business day after the 10-Q due date
  • Late 10-Q due after filing an NT 10-Q, the deadline for the 10-Q is extended 5 calendar days from actual due date
  • Form 11-K due 180 days after retirement plan year-end
  • NT 11-K due on the business day after the 11-K due date
  • Late 11-K due after filing an NT 11-K, the deadline for the 11-K is extended 15 calendar days from the actual due date

ACCELERATED FILERS:

  • Form 10-K due 75 days after fiscal year-end
  • NT 10-K due on the business day after the 10-K due date
  • Late 10-K due after filing an NT 10-K, the deadline for the 10-K is extended 15 calendar days from actual due date
  • Form 10-Q due 40 days after quarter-end
  • NT 10-Q due on the business day after the 10-Q due date
  • Late 10-Q after filing an NT 10-Q, the deadline for the 10-Q is extended 5 calendar days from actual due date
  • Form 11-K due 180 days after retirement plan year-end
  • NT 11-K due on the business day after the 11-K due date
  • Late 11-K due after filing an NT 11-K, the deadline for the 11-K is extended 15 calendar days from actual due date

NON-ACCELERATED FILERS:

  • Form 10-K due 90 days after fiscal year-end
  • NT 10-K due on the business day after the 10-K due date
  • Late 10-K due after filing a NT 10-K, the deadline for the 10-K is extended 15 calendar days from actual due date
  • Form 10-Q due 45 days after end of quarter-end
  • NT 10-Q due on the business day after the 10-Q due date
  • Late 10-Q due after filing a NT 10-Q, the deadline for the 10-Q is extended 5 calendar days from actual due date
  • Form 11-K due 180 days after retirement plan year-end
  • NT 11-K due on the business day after the 11-K due date
  • Late 11-K due after filing a NT 11-K, the deadline for the 11-K is extended 15 calendar days from actual due date

PROXY STATEMENTS:

  • Definitive proxy statement (or information statement) is due 120 days after year-end if Part III of Form 10-K incorporates information from proxy by reference

SECTION 16 BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP FORMS:

  • Form 3 due 10 days after becoming a director, officer, or beneficial owner of more than 10% of a class of equity securities (no later than the effective date of the registration statement if the issuer is registering equity for the first time)
  • Form 4 due 2 business days after the transaction date in which a company insider trades registered securities in the company
  • Form 5 due on or before 45th day after the end of the issuer’s fiscal year

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT:

  • N-30D and N-CSR due to be printed and mailed 60 days following the end of each half-year by investment companies
  • The EDGAR filing is due 10 days after the actual mailing date
  • N-Q due 60 days after 1st and 3rd fiscal quarter-end
  • NT N-CSR due on the business day after the N-CSR due date
  • Late N-CSR due on the business day after the N-CSR due date
  • N-PX due no later than August 31
  • N-SAR due 60 days after fiscal year-end, Interim: 60 days after end of 2nd fiscal quarter
  • NSAR-B due from mutual funds 60 days after fiscal year-end
  • NSAR-A due from mutual funds 60 days after the first half of the fiscal year
  • NSAR-U due from Unit Investment Trusts 60 days after fiscal year-end
  • NT N-SAR due on the business day after the N-SAR due date
  • Late N-SAR due after filing an NT N-SAR, the deadline for the N-SAR is extended 15 calendar days from the due date
  • N-CSR due to be printed and mailed 60 days following end of each half year by investment companies and due 10 days after mailing date
  • Schedule 13G due 45 days following the end of the calendar year
  • Schedule 13D due 10 days after acquiring more than 5% beneficial ownership (amendments due promptly after any material change)
  • Form 13F due 45 days following the end of each fiscal quarter from institutional investment managers
  • Form 24F-2 due 90 days following the end of the fiscal year by investment companies

FOREIGN FORMS:

  • Form 20-F due within four months after the end of the fiscal year covered by the report
  • NT 20-F due on the business day after the 20-F due date
  • Late 20-F after filing a NT-20F, the deadline for the 20-F is extended 15 calendar days from actual due date

OTHER DEADLINES:

  • Form 8-K due 4 business days after the occurrence of a triggering event
  • Form SD due no later than May 31 of each year
  • Form 11-K due 90 days after the employee plan’s fiscal year end; if the employee plan is subject to ERISA, then 180 days after the employee plan’s fiscal year end.
  • Form 40-F for Canadian foreign private issuers qualifying for the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system, then due the same day as the issuer’s annual report is due to be filed in Canada.

SEC HOURS OF OPERATION

The EDGAR system hours of operation for submitting files are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern, weekdays, excluding Federal Holidays. Files submitted after 5:30 p.m. Eastern will receive the next business day’s filing date (with the exception of Section 16 filings). The EDGAR system is not in operation on weekends. If a due date falls on a weekend or SEC holiday, the filing will be due the following business day.

SEC FILING HOURS:

Today’s Date: 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET

Tomorrow’s Date: 5:31 PM – 10:00 PM ET

Today’s Date: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM ET for Section 16 (Forms 3, 4, and 5)

FILING EXTENSIONS

Companies may request a filing extension for their Form 10-Qs and 10-Ks by submitting Form 12b-25 via the EDGAR system. By filing this form, a filer may gain up to 5 additional days to file Form 10-Q or 15 days to file Form 10-K. Companies have up to 24 hours after the original filing deadline to file Form 12b-25.

Definition of SEC Form NT 10-Q: A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that a company must submit when it is unable to file its 10-Q on time. After submission of the SEC Form NT 10-Q, the company must then file its 10-Q within 5 days. The 10- Q is a quarterly report that provides quarterly financial results. Form NT 10-Q is covered under SEC Rule 12b-25 of the Securities Exchange Act. Related filings include 10-Q, 10-QSB, and 10-QT.

Definition of SEC Form NT 10-K: A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that a company must submit when it is unable to file its 10-K on time. After submission of the SEC Form NT 10-K, the company must then file its 10-K within 15 days. The 10- K is an annual report that provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s business activities. Form NT 10-K is covered under SEC Rule 12b-25 of the Securities Exchange Act. Related filings include 10-K405, 10-K, 10-KSB405 and 10-KSB.

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