Avoid Amended Filings with this Form 10-K Pre-Filing Checklist

Don’t press that button to file your Form 10-K until you have completed this checklist. Missing signatures, typographical errors, incomplete exhibits, and incorrect dates are among the most common reasons for the filing of amendments to Form 10-K. Improve your review process and eliminate these common errors by utilizing this pre-filing checklist.

 

                                               Form 10-K Pre-Filing Checklist

 

Cover Page

 

1...... References the correct fiscal year................................................................................

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2...... Correctly checks all required check boxes...................................................................

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3...... Correctly identifies the company’s filer status............................................................

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4...... Reports aggregate market value at end of second fiscal quarter..................................

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5...... Provides number of outstanding shares at most recent practicable date......................

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6...... Correctly identifies any annual report or definitive proxy statement that is to be incorporated by reference............................................................................................

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Financial Statements

 

7...... Contain an audit report with (1) a conformed (typed) signature of the audit firm and (2) the correct issuance date.................................................................................

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8...... Contain an auditor’s attestation report on internal controls, if required, with (1) a conformed (typed) signature of the audit firm and (2) the correct issuance date.......

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Signature Page

 

9...... Contains conformed (typed) signatures for all persons who have signed the Form 10-K.............................................................................................................................

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10.... Lists all current directors, whether or not they have signed the Form 10-K...............

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11.... Contains the correct date for all signatures..................................................................

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Exhibits

 

12.... All exhibits that are incorporated by reference are hyperlinked to the correct exhibit

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13.... All exhibits that are filed with the Form 10-K are complete: dates and signatures that were handwritten on the originals have been typed in the EDGAR version........

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14.... Exhibit 23 (consent of auditors) must be included if the registrant has any effective registration statements on Form S-3 or S-8. Confirm that Exhibit 23 contains (1) the correct signature date, (2) a conformed (typed) signature of the audit firm, and (3) a list of all effective registration statements that are to be updated through the filing of the Form 10-K.........................................................................................................

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15.... Exhibits 31 and 32 (certifications of principal executive and financial officers) are included and (1) reference the Form 10-K and the correct fiscal year covered by the report, (2) contain a conformed (typed) signature of the officer, and (3) contain the correct signature date...................................................................................................

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