SEC fee(redirected from SEC Fees)
A nominal fee the SEC levies on equity transactions on an exchange. Created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the fee was 1% of 1/300 of the dollar amount of the transaction until 2007. Since then, the fee is 1% of 1/800 of the dollar amount. The fee is collected by the brokerages involved in a transaction; these brokerages forward the fees to the SEC. The fees help pay for the SEC's operating expenses. It is important to note that debt instruments are not assessed this fee.
The SEC fee levied on sellers of listed equity securities.