The LEDES Oversight Committee has ratified new standards for legal ebilling and I had the honor of leading the development effort. There were some basic changes:
- Increased the size of the invoice number and to increase the number of decimal columns for the tax rate (LEDES 99BI, XML 2.0, XML 2.1)
- Added a data element for the CTC tax authority invoice reference number and to clarify other fields where we have noted confusion (XML 2.0, XML 2.1)
- Moved the math statement to a separate tab and clarified math references (XML 2.1)
- Created functionality to support tiered taxes (new format XML 2.2)
The new formats are available on LEDES.org.