Inline XBRL (iXBRL) is a filing format that merges the traditional HTML file with the XBRL instance document file. The result is a combined file that is submitted to a regulator that contains both the traditional financial statements and the XBRL tagging information. The XBRL tags are embedded in the traditional HTML document, thus removing the need for a separate XBRL file. In other words, filers can prepare a financial report that looks like a traditional financial statement and is appealing to the eye, but has all of the rich XBRL data embedded under the text.
With nearly 50 years of global regulatory experience, and as one of the first companies to actively engage with the XBRL filing program, Merrill is uniquely qualified to help filers worldwide successfully navigate ever-changing global compliance requirements. With Merrill, you can manage regulatory disclosures with absolute security, precision and accuracy.