The Securities and Exchanges Commission today announced that the date for compliance by the smallest public companies (public float under $75 million) with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 requirement that management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting be audited by an independent registered public accounting firm has been extended from beginning with fiscal years ending on or after December 15, 2009, to fiscal years ending on or after June 15, 2010.

Click here for the SEC’s press release regarding the extension.