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Sales Tax Extension for Avalara’s AvaTax

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The AvaTax™ sales tax decision engine delivers 100,000+ taxability rules across 11,000+ jurisdictions.
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Overview

Sales Tax Extension for Avalara’s AvaTax

Agile, successful companies focus on their core business and outsource complex, administrative functions – such as payroll and sales tax management – to the experts. Avalara can address your sales tax challenges with AvaTax. It’s the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way to calculate sales tax; manage exemption certificates; file returns; and remit payments across multiple tax regions. Our tax decision engine determines rates based on 100,000+ taxability rules in 11,000+ taxing jurisdictions and instantly applies them to each transaction within your Magento shopping cart.

Please see the full extension documentation here for additional information and guidance with setup.
Release Notes

Multiple fixes, avoiding shipping address validation for virtual orders.

2013-12-09 14:14:20
  • Version number: 2.4.3.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Fixed message queue showing multiple notices.

Fixed duplicate invoice sending after modification.

Fixed checkout for invalid addresses.

Fixed destination address (missing street lines).

Added avoiding shipping address validation logic for virtual orders.

Fixed PayPal collision and undefined variables

2013-08-12 13:11:03
  • Version number: 2.4.3.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.0.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Fixed PayPal collision in 1.12.0.2+.

Fixed undefined variable notice.

New address validation option, new configuration for address fields, log view fix

2013-05-16 13:06:55
  • Version number: 2.4.3.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.0.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Fixed Log table view not displaying.

Added Configuration for required address fields.

New address validation option: Enabled + Allow Order.

New logging features, error and bug fixes, changed dates in request

2013-05-07 18:39:38
  • Version number: 2.4.3.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.0.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Added a new log table view. New configuration area for what is logged (Ping, GetTax, Filter, Validate, Queue).

New button to clear errors from log. Modified country code to requests, using config value at shipping/origin/country_id.

Fix for fatal error on bundled items.

Fixed discount bug related to discount codes.

Fixed error that did not allow user to proceed through checkout (fatal error with $store, fixed to $storeId).

Changed extension to use base currency total amounts rather than checkout currency total amounts.

Changed dates in request.

Currency code added to requests, using store base currency code.

Improved multi-currency support, added locale info to requests

2013-01-08 18:00:15
  • Version number: 2.4.2.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.0.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Changed extension to use base currency total amounts rather than checkout currency total amounts. This will allow it to work better in multi-currency environments.

Added country code to requests, using config value at shipping/origin/country_id.

Added currency code to requests, using store base currency code.
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This extension was developed by and is supported by onepica

Sales Tax Extension for Avalara’s AvaTax 5 5 3 3
Simply the Best! We've been working with Avalara/Avatax for several years now and would not even consider recommending any other extension/service to our clients for sales tax processing. Aside from the extension integration being extremely simple to integrate with, what truly differentiates them from the crowd is their customer service. If there is any question at all, they are super-responsive and helpful and will hold your hand every step along the way - both with the developer and the site owner. April 3, 2014
Good! The kind of service/module you do not hear about after implementing it. And that is exactly what we want! March 26, 2014
To their defense, this extension isn't made by Avalara. And yes, I do have this extension working. There's no cron jobs need. It works great for taxing in the US. October 6, 2011
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I need to know how taxes are managed by a small business registered in HK shipping across the globe?
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It's first important that you understand your global VAT requirements which can include factors such as ship-from and ship-to location as well as EU distance selling thresholds. Specific to how the taxes are managed, the AvaTax solution has VAT rates/rules and an online admin console to help you manage your requirements.
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Yes, Avalara currently supports VAT rates and rules for calculating tax in over 100 countries.
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We have two gift cards that should not be taxable, however avatax calculates tax on them. What I'm doing wrong with configuration? Tax Class for Gift Options is "None", Gift card product -> prices: tax class is "None". Thank you for your help
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I’m assuming that the gift cards have not been assigned to a “Tax Code” and that is why you are getting a tax result. If no tax code is associated with a class or item, Avatax defaults to Tangible Personal Property (TPP) Tax code which fully taxes the item. You can support any required tax override or exception at the item level through a tax code. You can easily setup a tax code with a rule to support the desired result of non-taxable and map it to your gift card skus. This could be setup in your AvaTax Admin Console.
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Can a customer check themselves out as tax exempt?
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The AvaTax extension can leverage the Magento customer taxable or exempt flag or the AvaTax solution also gives you the ability to manage exempt customers by region (country, state, etc) which is another option for supporting exempt customer transactions within Magento. The solution allows you to centrally store all of the exempt customer data including digital copies of the exemption certificates.
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Hi
Does this work for calculating import duty?

Thanks
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No, Avalara does not currently support the ability to calculate duties or tariffs. The ability to calculate landed cost is on the AvaTax product roadmap.
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I have installed Avatax magento extension properly without any warning like cron job not running but i did not get any order on Avatax System.
What will be the Problem ?
Please help me
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Please contact Avalara Support to address the issue. You can submit a Help Case; Chat with Support; or call 877-780-4848 and dial 2.
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Admin orders error

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Hi,

When trying to place an order from the admin (MOTO) we're getting the following error:

"There was an error getting tax rates from Avalara. Please see the error log for details.
Order saving error: Bad Request."

But there is nothing logged under Sales > Tax > AvaTax Log to refer to.
Is there a setting in the config page that enables MOTO orders?

Thank you.
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Are you sure you have your credentials correct in the AvaTax config? Please contact Avalara support if you're still having issues..
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And basically can't do anything afterwards.
To restore the admin I have to deactivate the extension via Cpanel: app/etc/modules/OnePica_AvaTax.xml
Any suggestions?
Thank you, I appreciate your time and effort
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Did you follow the install directions and disable compilation prior to installing? Here's a link for more information, http://www.onepica.com/magento-extensions/avatax/.
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We have been using the standard Magento method of taxing customers for billing origin so that their tax reflects the state they are ordering to, but we would like to make it so that customers may pick up their products at our store location and thus receive the sales tax for the state in which we are located. We are currently using the flat-rate shipping method as our in-store pickup, but it does not meet the need specified. Would your program allow us to charge the tax appropriately depending on what method of delivery the customer selects? Would your software be able to manage in-store pickup situations in which state tax of the store needs to be applied?
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First, Avalara supports all of the necessary state sourcing rules where it’s origin (ship-from), destination (ship-to) or mixed sourcing rules. Second, the solution supports the necessary taxation of freight/shipping depending on the shipping method used and the state where the product is being shipped to. Finally, if your customer selects the in-store pickup option, as long as this triggers the store address during the checkout process, Avalara will calculate the appropriate sales tax based on the pickup address.
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We have gift cards products that should not be taxable, however avatax calculates tax on them. how can we remove tax from gift card products.

Is there any configuration settings from admin side.Please let us know.

thanks!
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Avalara provides Tax Codes for supporting taxability overrides or exceptions for specific products or services. Simply map the appropriate Avalara Tax Code to this product group and AvaTax will apply the appropriate tax or no tax at a line item level within the order.

You can use contact Avalara Support if you have any questions on setting this up.
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