SEC EDGAR Filing Fees

SEC filing fees are only applicable to certain filing types and are based on the number and value of securities involved. Visit the SEC web site to learn more about filing fees.

The filer should confirm the total amount of filing fees due by using our fee calculator. This amount should be forwarded to the SEC well in advance of the filing.

Paying SEC EDGAR Filing Fees

When a filer registers with the SEC, a bank account is created automatically at the U.S. Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. The number for this bank account is the same as the CIK code you receive. When you submit an EDGAR filing that requires a fee, funds are automatically debited from this account. If the funds in this account are inadequate at the time of the filing, the filing will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the filer to ensure sufficient funds are in this account prior to filing a document that requires a fee.

You can credit your account at the U.S. Bank via fedwire, ACH transfer, credit card, or debit card. Effective May 31, 2022 cheques or money orders are no longer accepted for filing fee payments.

Option Procedure

Any bank or wire transfer service may initiate wire transfers of filing fee payments through the Fedwire system to US Bank, the US Treasury designated financial agent for SEC filing fee payments. The hours of operation at US Bank are 8:30am to 6:30pm EST for wires.

Visit the "Filing Fee Registrants / Fedwire" section on the SEC web site for the details on submitting payments via Fedwire.

ACH / Credit Card / Debit Card

Filers must login to EDGAR first to access and make ACH, credit card, or debit card filing fee payments. ACH payments generally take 1-3 business days to process and to be reflected in EDGAR. Credit card and debit card payments are expected to be available within 15 minutes, but may take up to 24 hours before being reflected in EDGAR. Filers should time their payments and filings accordingly.

Visit the "Filing Fee Registrants / ACH / Credit Card / Debit Card" section on the SEC web site for the details on ACH, credit card, and debit card payments.


  • For time-sensitive Securities Act filings, registrants are advised to use the credit card or debit card options. Credit card and debit card payments are expected to be available within 15 minutes, but may take up to 24 hours before being reflected in EDGAR.

  • Unused filing fees held in an account in which there has been no activity for 180 days will be automatically returned. Visit the SEC web site for more information.

Filing Fee FAQs

How exactly do I execute a wire transfer to the U.S. Bank?

We recommend the following:

  1. Use our fee calculator and confirm the amount of fees payable.

  2. Execute the wire transfer using the instructions found on the SEC web site under the Filing Fee Registrants / Fedwire section.


    • Always wire more than what is required as hidden bank charges may be deducted from the amount being transfered. An additional $100.00 usually covers such fees.

    • Allow sufficient time to complete your fee transaction. It is recommended fees are wired at least four business days in advance.

  3. Call the SEC fee unit at 202-942-8989 one business day after a wire transfer to ensure your account has been credited accordingly.

  4. Call us to confirm there are sufficient funds in your account.

Can you wire the funds on my behalf and invoice me later?

We do have funds standing by that can be used to rescue a filing from a problematic fee situation. We require a pre-payment for this service.

How can I retrieve unused funds?

Information on this is available at the SEC web site.

How do I know I have sufficient funds in my account?

Upon request Newsfile Corp. can submit a test filing and determine whether there are sufficient funds in your account for a given filing.