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Avalara AvaTax is a cloud-based solution automating transaction tax calculations and the tax filing process. Avalara provides real-time tax calculation using tax content from more than 12,000 US taxing jurisdictions and over 200 countries, insuring your transaction tax is calculated based on the most current tax rules.

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Accessing Avalara

To access the Avalara Integration, from your site's Admin Dashboard, choose Settings > Avalara Tax.

The Avalara "Learn" page includes a Sign Up With Avalara button with a link to begin the sign-up process with Avalara.

Clicking this link will open the Avalara website. If you have not yet signed up for an Avalara account, click the Get Started button at the top right of the page.

The Avalara "Learn" page also includes a Take The Tour button that links to Avalara's website.

Lower on the "Learn" page are a Sign Up link which directs you to Avalara's website and a Connect button that directs you to the "Connect" page on your site to begin the activation process.

At the bottom of the page a Sign Up With Avalara button directs to Avalara and the Connect Your Account link takes you to the "Connect" page.

Connect Your Avalara Account

Once you have completed your sign-up process with Avalara, click the Connect link at the top of the page to begin the set-up process.

On the "Connect" page enter your Avalara Account Number (as provided by Avalara) in the indicated field.

Then, enter your Avalara License Key in the indicated field. The License Key is provided by Avalara.

This will activate the Avalara Company Code dropdown menu. Choose the appropriate Avalara Company Code for your store.

To initially activate your Avalara Tax Integration, click the Activate Avalara slider. This will activate the integration, clicking the Connect button is not necessary.

The Connect button is used in the event you need to reconnect after making changes. Alternatively, the button may show Save for some changes.

The Test Mode slider, if toggled on, uses a “sandbox” instead of your production Avalara account. Contact Avalara if you wish to establish a Sandbox Account. Test Mode should not be used while a store is live as it will prevent any order data from being pushed your production Avalara account.

The Disable Document Recording slider, if toggled on, will not send copies of your orders to Avalara. Avalara will be used for tax calculation but not keep record of your orders.

The Download Logs link will download a CSV file of all Avalara logs for the last 7 days which includes:

  • All tax calculation calls to Avalara which happen during checkout

  • All document recording calls, meaning every time an order is sent to Avalara for the first time, or to update Avalara when an order is modified

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