What reporting requirements do issuers have to their crowdfunding investors AFTER they've completed a financing?
Jenny Kassan replied:
The issuer must post on its website an annual report along with its financial statements certified by the principal executive officer of the issuer to be true and complete in all material respects and a description of the financial condition of the issuer.
If, however, an issuer has available financial statements that have either been reviewed or audited by a public accountant that is independent of the issuer, those financial statements must be provided and the certification by the principal executive officer will not be required.
The annual report also must include the disclosure required by paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (m), (p), (q), (r), and (w) of Section 201 of the Reg CF Rules.
The report must be filed no later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by the report.
The issuer must continue to comply with the ongoing reporting requirements until one of the following occurs: (1) The issuer becomes a public reporting company; (2) The issuer has filed, since its most recent sale of securities under the crowdfunding exemption, at least one annual report and has fewer than 300 holders of record; (3) The issuer has filed, since its most recent sale of securities under the crowdfunding exemption, the required annual reports for at least the three most recent years and has total assets that do not exceed $10,000,000; (4) The issuer or another party repurchases all of the securities issued under the crowdfunding exemption, including any payment in full of debt securities or any complete redemption of redeemable securities; or (5) The issuer liquidates or dissolves its business in accordance with state law.
The issuer must file with the Commission and provide to investors and the relevant intermediary a Form C: Progress Update (Form C-U) to disclose its progress in meeting the target offering amount no later than five business days after each of the dates when the issuer reaches 50 percent and 100 percent of the target offering amount. This requirement shall not apply to an issuer if the relevant intermediary makes publicly available on the intermediary’s platform frequent updates regarding the progress of the issuer in meeting the target offering amount.
The issuer must file an annual report on Form C: Annual Report (Form C-AR) no later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by the report.
An issuer eligible to terminate its obligation to file annual reports must file with the Commission, within five business days from the date on which the issuer becomes eligible to terminate its reporting obligation, Form C: Termination of Reporting (Form C-TR).
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