Can I Amend My Form 10-K? Going Public Attorneys
A company may desire to change information presented in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for a number of reasons. Form 10-K amendments can be used to correct any material inaccuracies, misstatements or omissions that a company subsequently discovers. As such, the SEC allows a company to file an amendment to its Form 10-K.
An issuer is not required to restate its entire Form 10-K when an amendment is required. Only the item number where amendment is required must be stated.
Reasons for Form 10-K amendments include but are not limited to:
- Restatement of the company’s financial statements for the period covered by the Form 10-K report;
- Discovery of information that was not known to the company at the time of the original Form 10-K report;
- Modifying previously disclosed information to respond to SEC comments; or
- Correcting any misstatements, omissions or errors in the original Form 10-K disclosures.
It is important to note that a company may not use Form 8-K filed or Form 10-Q to correct inaccuracies in a Form 10-K. Even if a company learns of material errors or inaccuracies in its Form 10-K Annual Report, after it has already filed its Form 10-Q, the issuer must amend its Form 10-K.
Other than a Form 10-K amendment to providing Part III information, there is no specific deadline for filing Form 10-K amendments. Companies should file any required amendments as soon as possible, after becoming aware of material inaccuracies, misstatements, or omissions.
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