In 2008 the LEDES Oversight Committee ratified the LEDES XML Ebilling Ver. 2.1 format as an update to LEDES XML Ebilling 2.0. Subsequent revisions to the format included publishing the math statement to try to align how math worked in the different vendor systems, as well as more comprehensive tax support, additional data elements to capture all data elements required by foreign jurisdictions including an extensible Regulatory Statement segment to support jurisdictional invoice-level requirements.
When originally published, the standard included a White Paper on tax support in the format that is available here: XML E-Billing 2.1 White Paper
The format documentation has been updated 4 times since the original release. This newest version, ratified in March 2023, includes minor revisions as well as a rethinking of how rates are submitted.
XML214XSD - XSD file must be downloaded and unzipped to view
Sample files coming shortly.
A White Paper for vendors on implementing the new Rate features in XML 2.1.4 to be posted shortly.
For more information on which ebilling format to use, please refer to this page.
2.1, 4-2008. XML/XSD, 191 data elements in 16 segments
2.1.1, 11-2009. 191 data elements in 16 segments
2.1.2, 7-2014. 191 data elements in 16 segments
2.1.3, 1-2020. 192 data elements in 16 segments
2.1.4, 3-2023. 205 data elements in 16 segments
2.1.4 Update, 6-2023. 205 data elements in 16 segments
Looking for information on past versions of the XML Ebilling 2.1x file specification documents? It is available for download here: All LEDES XML Ebilling 2.1x Versions 6-2023