Thursday, June 26, 2008
SEC Approves One-Year Extension of Auditor Attestation for Non-Accelerated Filers
On June 26 the SEC approved a one year extension of temporary rule and form amendments that postpone the date by which companies that are non-accelerated filers must begin to comply with the auditor attestation report on internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) mandated by Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Under the extension, a non-accelerated filer will need to provide its first auditor's attestation report on internal control over financial reporting in an annual report for a fiscal year ending on or after December 15, 2009. The effective date of the amendments will be 60 days from their publication in the Federal Register.