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 a delivery to lockbox or fedwire to lockbox:

Option Procedure
Delivery to Lockbox

To remit your SEC filing fee payment by check or money order, you must make them payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission, omitting the name or title of any official of the Commission. On the front of the check or money order, you must include the SEC’s account number (152307768324) and CIK number of the account to which the fee is to be applied.

You must mail checks (certified or cashier’s check) or money orders to the following U.S. Bank addresses. U.S. Bank does not support walk-in deliveries by individuals.

For USPS remittances, they MUST be sent to the following PO Box address.

Securities & Exchange Commission
P.O. Box 979081
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000

The following address can be used for common carriers such as FedEx, Airborne, DHL, and UPS.

U.S. Bank
Government Lockbox 979081
1005 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

Fedwire to Lockbox

Visit the SEC web site for more information on how to execute a wire transfer.


  • For time-sensitive Securities Act filings, registrants are advised to use wire transfer since the EDGAR system will be able to detect the fee promptly after it arrives at the lockbox. Fees that are mailed or delivered to the lockbox will not be relayed to the EDGAR system until 2 p.m. Eastern time each business day.

  • 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.


    • 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.