In 2020 the LEDES Oversight Committee ratified the LEDES XML Ebilling Ver. 2.2 format as an update to LEDES XML Ebilling 2.1. In addition to incorporating other changes, XML 2.2 adds functionality to support Tiered Taxes, as has been seen with a Withholding Tax in Japan.
This newest version, ratified in March 2023, includes minor revisions as well as a rethinking of how rates are submitted. Law Firms should confirm with their client vendor that this update has been released on the Client's platform before using the new Rate schema.
Two month after the ratification of this format, a conversation with a developer trying to understand how the math was calculated in five fields led to additional revision of the documentation for clarity in those five fields. Information on these additional revisions are referenced as a separate entry in the format document header where updates are outlined.
LEDES221xsd - 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 2.2.1 to be posted shortly.
For more information on which ebilling format to use, please refer to this page.
2.2, 1-2020. XML/XSD, 205 data elements in 18 segments
2.2.1, 3-2023. 216 data elements in 18 segments
2.2.1 Update, 6-2-23. 216 data elements in 18 segments
Looking for information on past versions of the XML Ebilling 2.2x file specification documents? It is available for download here: All LEDES XML Ebilling 2.2x Versions 6-2023