Chapter 11 - Summary

Consuming sales tax related services can be considered mission-critical, especially when making calculation queries through the AvaTax product. As a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service provider, Avalara understands the need to ensure that our services are available continuously and respond in a timely manner. Avalara’s Server Status can be viewed publicly at This page outlines the availability of the service, current performance in terms of response time and a historical view of the availability for the past week.

  • Your software must be able to handle a timeout and retry the transaction.
  • If your software allows fallback to a default tax rate, your program must store transactions for later reconciliation using a TaxOverride.

Your software should be able to pass these integration tests: