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Your 10-K Is Too Long; Here’s How to Shorten It

Scott Taub | November 25, 2014

Most likely, I’ve never read your 10-K, but I can still say, with some confidence, that it is longer than it should be. And you probably even agree.

You probably think that the Securities and Exchange Commission mandates that your company put way too much stuff into the 10-K and that the Financial Accounting Standards Board mandates you include too much information in footnotes. Both of those things may well be true. The SEC and FASB have projects on their agendas to look at ways to focus disclosure requirements on things that are truly meaningful. I look forward to the results of those projects.

When I say your 10-K (and 10-...

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