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We often receive questions about EDGAR filing deadlines and the cut off to receive same day date stamps on filings.
The following is a summary of general EDGAR hours of operation:
The EDGAR system hours of operation for submitting files are 6:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Time, weekdays, excluding Federal Holidays. EDGAR filings must occur by 5:30pm ET (when the SEC officially ends its business day) to receive the same-day filing date. Filings submitted between 5:30pm and 10pm will receive the next business day’s date.
Three types of filings are not subject to the 5:30 p.m. cutoff and will receive a filing date identical to the received date up to 10 p.m. These three exceptions are:
- Section 16 beneficial ownership reports on Forms 3, 4 and 5; and
- correspondence filings (e.g., comment response letters and requests for acceleration of effectiveness).
A list of common SEC filing deadlines is available at https://www.securexfilings.com/securex-calendar-and-filing-tools/