Online Capital Formation: Reg A+ and Reg CF Issuers Receive Some COVID-19 Induced Relief from SEC

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is providing temporary regulatory relief to market participants in response to the effects of COVID-19. The actions involve filings on the EDGAR system as well as certain company filing obligations under Regulation A (Reg A+) and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF).

To quote the statement:

Compliance with Regulation A and Regulation CrowdfundingTo address potential compliance issues for Regulation A and Regulation Crowdfunding issuers, the Commission adopted temporary final rules that extend the filing deadlines for specified reports and forms that companies must file pursuant to those regulations. The rules provide, subject to certain conditions, affected companies with an additional 45 days to file certain disclosure reports that would otherwise have been due between March 26, 2020 and May 31, 2020. Among other conditions, a company relying on the temporary final rules must promptly disclose to its investors such reliance and when a company files the required report or form, it must disclose that it is relying on the temporary final rules and state the reasons why, in good faith, it could not file such report or form on a timely basis.

The temporary rule impacting issuers using these exemptions and some other filers is embedded below.


SEC Temporary Relieg Reg A+ and Reg CF 33-10768

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