The Public Finance Network, representing US state and local governments, government entities, and issuers of municipal securities, has requested that its members be involved and provide input in the implementation of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA).
An article on Route Fifty this week looks at the new mandate for state and local governments in the US to prepare standardised, searchable financial statements.
How will the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) reshape municipal financial reporting in the US? The FDTA will require electronic reporting and machine-readable tagging (likely in XBRL) of state and local government financial data, boosting the ability of users — especially lenders — to undertake analysis and comparison.
A recent article on Cities Today examines how local governments in the US can maximise federal funding by using (machine-readable) data. With the US government investing significantly in municipal infrastructure, local governments are leveraging data to understand their needs, and to make smarter decisions about how to spend funding.
We are pleased to report that this week the US Senate passed the provisions of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA), as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), marking a significant milestone in transparency and data utility for the US.
On 24 May 2022, the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) was introduced in the US Senate. It has undergone a slight name change, having been previously known as the Financial Transparency Act, since passing the House of Representatives in November last year.