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How To Convert Annual Reports to ESEF

A simple and secure online process to convert you annual financial statements to ESEF (xHTML / iXBRL format) complying with ESMA reporting requirements .

Step 1 : Set-up your online account

Let us get started.To register your online account

  • Click "Start Now" button at the top right hand side of the webpage.
  • Fill up the short form, read and accept the terms of use.Submit form .

For online security purpose you will receive an account activation link by email.Click on the link to activate and access your account securely.

Step 2 : Create an order

Login to your account. Start creating an order by

  • entering the name of the the company for which you need ESEF Report
  • relevant company information.

Step 3 : Choose options. Pay online.

Customize your order based on,

  • services you require such as xHTML conversion, iXBRL conversion
  • number of pages uploaded
  • turnaround time by when you will need the files

Based on the options chosen you will be presented with the total fees for the services. You can make an online payment through payment gateway.

For customers such as design studios firms and group companies who require our ESEF services multiple times a year, we have the option of payment through BACS on invoice.

Step 4 : Upload financial statements

Please upload the necessary financial statements.

You can choose to upload in formats such as

  • Word,
  • Excel or
  • PDF (including scanned).

In case we have not received all the information we require for creating the ESEF reports, we will email you an Excel template requesting the short information.

Step 5 : Download ESEF report, review and approve

Our ESEF experts will now convert your financial statement to iXBRL format, run a quality check and verify that the ESEF file is accepted by ESMA.

You will receive an email alert from us that the ESEF file is ready for your review. Please login to your account, download the files, review and approve.

If you require any amendments, we will do it at no additional cost. Any number of amendments is allowed till successful filing with ESMA.

Step 6: File annual reports with ESMA

Once you approve and finalize the ESMA report, you can submit the annual report in ESF format with ESMA.

We will provide you technical support till the ESEF report has been submitted successfully with ESMA.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to few frequently asked queries.

You can send us your annual reports in MS Word, InDesign and PDF formats. In case we have problem processing the received format (especially scanned pdfs) we may request you for an alternative format.

If the document is in a different format, please contact us to check if we can accommodate. We have instances of successfully converting non-standard formats generated from third party accounting software packages.

We expect the files have no embedded files, macros, or active-X controls. Content in non-text structures such as pictures or graphical shapes will not be tagged. It is recommended that the font size is 12pt.

We normally turnaround your XBRL reports within 10 business days. We understand sometimes you will require the turnaround time to be much faster due to exigencies. We can prioritize our delivery time accordingly but additional charges may apply. Please refer to our pricing section for details

In the countries where we operate, we work closely with the regulators to keep ourselves updated with the latest standards and any special requirements. Our inhouse developed tagging software is also updated frequently. Before delivering the ESEF reports to you, we do a test filing with the regulators to validate the ESEF report.

All client data will be held in secure cloud-based servers. All information will be exchanged using secure file transfer protocols through our secure portal and our process are audited and ISO certified for security. Our ESEF experts who will be involved in the handling and tagging of your statutory accounts are bound by agreement of confidentiality. If you have specific queries please email us at

We are legally required to charge VAT for customers from the European Union and several other countries including South Africa, Singapore and India. If you have a VAT ID, please be sure to enter it via the “Add VAT Number” link on the checkout page. This will avoid unnecessary VAT charges.

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Thank you and the fintag team for your help. As always the service is professional and very much appreciated. I will recommend you if ever I am asked for tagging services.

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