SEC releases FAQ
The SEC’s Division of Investment Management today posted its responses to Frequently Asked Questions About Mutual Fund After-Tax Return Requirements. The SEC in September extended the compliance date for advertisements involving mutual fund tax returns from October 1 to December 1, 2001, in order to give funds and third-party providers sufficient time to resolve outstanding technical issues regarding the appropriate methodology to be used in calculating standardized after-tax returns and perform any necessary systems changes.
The FAQ, which evidently is intended to be the staff guidance on the appropriate methodology, is available online at http://www.sec.gov/divisions/investment/guidance/mutualq-a.htm
For prior FundLaw posts on this topic, see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fundlaw/messagesearch?query=after-tax
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