Under the definition, a business entity.

Position:Rules for financial statements - Brief article
 
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meeting any of the following criteria will be considered a public business entity and, thus would not be eligible to apply the alternatives available to nonpublic entities.

It is required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to file or furnish financial statements, or does file or furnish financial statements (including voluntary filers), with the SEC (including other entities whose financial statements or financial information are required to be or are included in a filing).

It is required by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act), as amended, or rules or regulations promulgated under the Act, to file or furnish financial statements with a regulatory agency other than the SEC.

It is required to file or furnish financial statements with a foreign or domestic regulatory agency in preparation for the sale of, or for purposes of issuing, securities that are not subject to contractual restrictions on transfer.

It has issued, or b a conduit bond obligor for, securities...

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