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CannotModifyLockedTransaction

Summary

A locked transaction may not be modified.

Example

{
  "code": "CannotModifyLockedTransaction",
  "target": "Unknown",
  "details": [
    {
      "code": "CannotModifyLockedTransaction",
      "number": 1100,
      "message": "Modifying a locked document is not allowed.",
      "description": "Document -0- is locked. Modification is not allowed.",
      "faultCode": "Client",
      "helpLink": "http://developer.avalara.com/avatax/errors/CannotModifyLockedTransaction",
      "severity": "Error"
    }
  ]
}

Explanation

A transaction that is Locked has been reported to a tax authority. Transactions that have been reported to a tax authority are maintained indefinitely for audit purposes and may not be changed.

If a locked transaction needs to be adjusted, you must add a second journal entry reflecting the difference between the original transaction as reported and the corrected transaction. You may use the RefundTransaction API to create a reverse-charge journal entry.