The Netherlands Standard Business Reporting (SBR) Program has published the first beta version (9.0.b.1) of the 2015 SBR Taxonomy 2015. This interesting information came to us from XBRL in their release, “Netherlands 2015 SBR Taxonomy Published.

SBR is the national standard for the digital exchange of all business reports. Together with organizations from the market, such as accountants, bookkeepers, software vendors and banks, the Dutch government developed SBR.

Along with the addition of inheritance tax declarations, a highlight of the new taxonomy is a simplification of the interface for filing statistical information. The publication of the final taxonomy will be December 2, 2015 and parties have until November 14, 2015 to comment.

The SBR effort in the Netherlands is modeling a great way forward in terms of cross-agency collaboration. Policy makers and regulators should watch and learn.

Melody K. Smith

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