Based on December 31, 2017 fiscal year end. Dates reflect filing deadlines in light of weekends and federal holidays (Securities Exchange Act Rule 0-3(a)).

Form 10-K is due 60 days, 75 days and 90 days after the fiscal year end for large accelerated filers, accelerated filers and non-accelerated filers, respectively. Form 10-Q is due 40 days after the fiscal quarter end for large accelerated and accelerated filers and 45 days after the fiscal quarter end for non-accelerated filers.

*Definitive Proxy Statement (DEF 14A): If the Form 10-K incorporates Part III information from the proxy statement, the 10-K must be amended to add the incorporated material if the proxy statement is not filed by May 1 (120 days after fiscal year end).

Late Filing Reports: A notification of the inability to timely file all or any portion of a Report on Form 10-K, 10-Q, 20-F or 11-K must be filed by 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time no later than the next business day after the original due date (Securities Exchange Act Rule 12b-25).

EDGAR Hours of Operation: EDGAR filings may be made from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on weekdays (excluding federal holidays). Filings submitted after 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time receive the next business day’s filing date (except Section 16 filings and filings pursuant to Rule 462(b), which receive the actual date of filing).


Financial statements are considered stale under the rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) when they are too old to use in a prospectus or proxy statement. Accordingly, if financial statements have gone stale, an issuer must file the most recent required financial statements before using a prospectus or proxy statement. Deadlines vary based on the type of issuer. 

Based on December 31, 2017 fiscal year end. Dates reflect staleness in light of weekends and federal holidays (Securities Act Rule 417).

Special Accommodation for Gap Periods: Staleness dates and Form 10-Q deadlines do not always correspond, resulting in gap periods during which registration statements may not be filed or declared effective. The SEC staff typically accommodates repeat issuers that have timely filed for the last 12 months by making the staleness date the same as the 10-Q deadline. The SEC may ask the issuer to confirm that the 10-Q will be timely filed after effectiveness and that there have been no material trends, events or transactions since the date of the latest balance sheet included in the filing that would materially affect an investor’s understanding of the issuer’s financial condition and results of operations.3


Generally, FPIs’ audited financial statements go stale after 15 months, and interim financial statements (covering at least 6 months) go stale after 9 months, subject to the exceptions noted below.4


• The 15-month and 9-month periods are extended to 18 months and 12 months, respectively, for the following offerings: (1) exercises of outstanding rights granted pro rata to all existing security holders; (2) dividends or interest reinvestment plans; and (3) conversions of outstanding convertible securities or exercises of outstanding transferable warrants.

• In an IPO of an FPI not public in any jurisdiction, audited financial statements go stale after 12 months unless the FPI sufficiently represents to the SEC: (1) compliance is not required in any other jurisdiction and (2) it is impracticable or involves undue hardship.

• If financial information for an annual or interim period more current than otherwise required is made available in any jurisdiction, such information should be included. The new financial information does not need to be reconciled to US GAAP, but narrative explanations of the differences in accounting principles should be provided and material new reconciling items should be quantified; however, such requirements do not apply to issuers filing audited financial statements prepared under IFRS.