New Filing Fee Payment Methods in EDGAR and Elimination of Check Payments

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Announced by the SEC today:

As of May 31, 2022, EDGAR filers will be able to make filing fee payments to the SEC in EDGAR using credit and debit cards, ACH, and the existing Fedwire payment method.  To use the new payment methods, filers must access Pay.gov through EDGAR for payments to be processed.  Details about Pay.gov payment functionality can be found in the EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II.

Please note also that as of May 31, 2022, EDGAR filers will no longer be able to submit payments by check, and the filing fee lockbox that currently accepts check payments will be retired effective May 31, 2022.  Check payments received on or after this date will be returned to filers without further processing, and filers will have to submit payments using an alternate payment method prior to submitting a filing that requires fees to be paid.

The payment changes are a result of Filing Fee Disclosure and Payment Methods Modernization amendments (Release 33-10997) adopted by the SEC on October 13, 2021.

Payments to the SEC for services other than filing fee payments should continue to be submitted according to the requirements for those services.