Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) used in financial and other reporting allows for easier access to more transparent information. AICPA supports legislative proposals to utilize XBRL by companies, Federal agencies and recipients of Federal...
Published on May 20, 2014
XBRL Gains Interest in New Legislative Proposals
The AICPA has long supported the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language, or interactive data, in financial reporting. Several bills introduced recently in Congress are encouraging use of XBRL by federal agencies and recipients of federal funds
Published on October 13, 2011
XBRL Gains Support in 113th Congress
The CPA Advocate: July, 2013. Upon reintroduction of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) in this Congress, the AICPA wrote letters in support of requiring nonproprietary data standards for reporting of federal agency spending.
Published on July 18, 2013
Congress Looks to XBRL Reporting Requirements to Track Federal Spending
Congress is beginning to view XBRL as a way to track federal spending and to improve transparency
Published on June 14, 2012
AICPA Supports XBRL Reporting Requirements in DATA Act
The CPA Advocate: June, 2012. The AICPA supports the XBRL provisions in H.R. 2146, the DATA Act, passed by the House on April 25, 2012
Published on June 12, 2012
AICPA Supports New Law with Groundbreaking XBRL Reporting Requirement
...2011. For the first time, a law signed Sept. 30 will require states to report to a federal agency how they spend federal dollars using nonproprietary standards such as XBRL
Published on October 12, 2011
DATA Act Signed Into Law
The CPA Advocate: May, 2014. The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) will bring greater transparency to federal spending.
Published on May 22, 2014
The CPA Advocate - Archived Articles 2011
Find 2011 archived articles from the AICPA's advocacy newsletter, The CPA Advocate.
Published on March 19, 2014
DATA Act Passes Senate
The CPA Advocate: April, 2014. The Senate passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 on April 10, teeing it up to go to the House of Representatives for further consideration; the House passed a different version of the bill last November.
Published on April 23, 2014
AICPA Supports Efforts in Congress to Advance Federal Government Transparency
The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013. An AICPA letter to a House committee lauded efforts to promote new technologies that will improve transparency and openness in the federal government.
Published on March 27, 2013