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AvaTax API 18.2 Patch Notes

This article is about the February 2018 monthly update to the AvaTax API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2018-02-12 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2018-02-26 Release Schedule Extended Each month, Avalara publishes the latest release of AvaTax to the Sandbox environment first so that customers who wish to test the new release can spend time running regression tests against AvaTax. In response to customer feedback, we are extending the length of time to a minimum of two weeks in sandbox prior to the production deployment window. This month’s release will deploy to sandbox on Monday, February 12th, and be available for testing...

AvaTax API 18.1 Patch Notes

This article is about the January 2018 monthly update to the AvaTax API. UPDATED 2018-01-12 - More information about importer of record added. UPDATED 2018-01-23 - Updated release date. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2018-01-17 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2018-01-29 (UPDATED) Changes in Cross-Border Customs and Duty Taxes Avalara is updating the Landed Cost tax calculation engine with new features and capabilities. Among the changes are key features including: Ability to designate seller/importer of record on a country-by-country configuration basis Each custom or duty tax contains information about whether it may be charged to the buyer New definitions API for browsing...

AvaTax API 17.12 Patch Notes

This article is about the December 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-12-11 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-12-14 Performance Tuning During the months since the 17.9 Patch Notes, our team has been hard at work tuning the performance of AvaTax for the once-a-year sales events that happen in November. Here’s a summary of the improvements that have been made since the September release: Reduced the impact of calling the GetTransactionByCode API and GetTransactionByTypeAndCode API. This change improved performance for customers whose products used a mix of calls to these APIs alongside creating new transactions. Eliminated...

AvaTax API 17.9 Patch Notes

This article is about the September 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-09-26 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-09-28 License Key Authentication Update Avalara customers are requested to read the Avalara terms and conditions by visiting the AvaTax website for production or the AvaTax website for Sandbox. The AccountResetLicenseKey API will now return an AccountInNewStatusException error if your account has not yet been activated by reading terms and conditions on the AvaTax website. Please note that resetting your license key will invalidate all previous license keys for your account. AvaTax will send an email to all...

AvaTax API 17.8 Patch Notes

This article is about the August 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-09-06 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-09-07 Exemption Certificates in AvaTax The August release of AvaTax will include a major improvement - exemption certificate functionality is now fully built into AvaTax! Developers are now free to create customers, record exemption certificates, download preview images, present customers with a custom web-based certificate data entry page, and check a customer’s exemption status before processing a transaction. This functionality takes up too much space to cover in the patch notes - please be on the...

AvaTax API 17.7 Patch Notes

This article is about the July 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-07-31 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-08-02 UPDATE 2017-07-31 - An additional feature was added to this release and the date was adjusted to 2017-08-02. New "SummaryOnly" Option for CreateTransaction The CreateTransaction API returns all tax and metadata about a transaction - which can be daunting when you only want to put the correct tax amount on a receipt. In order to help customers manage a smaller data set, we have introduced a new option: $include=SummaryOnly. When you add this new option...

AvaTax API 17.6 Patch Notes

This article is about the June 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-06-22 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-06-27 New Tax Type Supported: Telecommunications Taxes Avalara is proud to announce the preview release of integrated telecommunications tax calculation for customers using AvaTax. The telecommunications tax domain handles a wide variety of taxes and fees for customers selling phones, conference calling services, internet access, and many other product and service types. Customers interested in developing communications tax connectors or working with Avalara for communications tax calculation should contact their customer account manager for more details....

AvaTax API 17.5 Patch Notes

This article is about the May 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-05-02 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-05-08 API Updates: New Tax Types As part of our ongoing expansion, we are proud to announce the introduction of Tax Type Groups. This new feature allows the AvaTax API to support new tax types and to correctly distinguish between different tax domains that have different rules. Our first expansion includes information about a variety of tax domains including VAT input and output, excise, lodging, and bottle tax. During the rollout period, Avalara will be working...

REST v2.17.4 Patch Notes

This article is about the April 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-04-03 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-04-06 Returns Features Improvements to the Returns functionality of REST v2 in this release: Updated field names for improved consistency New data field for summed remit amount per region Trigger calculate amounts anytime an adjustment or augmentation is saved Fixed bug when rebuilding worksheets on FQA due to data mismatches Fixed skyscraper error when calling with an unknown form or when calling a form with a null expected response time Cycle Safe APIs use the FilingFrequencyId...

REST v2.17.3 Patch Notes

This article is about the March 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. UPDATE 2017-03-13: Due to some requests for urgent updates, the release date for this patch has been accelerated to March 14th Sandbox and March 16th Production. The old dates were March 16th Sandbox and March 21st Production. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-03-14 (UPDATED) Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-03-16 (UPDATED) Refund Transaction API A new API, POST /api/v2/companies/ABC/transactions/DEF/refund, allows you to create refunds for transactions quickly and easily. The Refund API allows you to quickly and easily reverse a SalesInvoice. You have the option of specifying...

REST v2.17.2 Patch Notes

This article is about the February 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-02-23 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2017-02-27 Free Tax Rates! Avalara is pleased to announce the freely available REST v2 TaxRates API! The TaxRates API provides basic tax functionality for no cost. You also now have available an API that creates a free 30-day trial of AvaTax Professional. This free trial account comes with no obligations and allows you to experiment with a fully featured version of Avalara AvaTax. After 30 days, you may continue to use the free TaxRates API or...

REST v2.17.1 Patch Notes

This article is about the January 2017 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. UPDATE 2017-01-18 - Due to testing on the Recordset Count issue for pagination described below, we have elected to remove the $include=count option and restore the previous recordset count behavior. All queries will receive correct recordset counts except for queries on the /api/v2/transactions endpoint. We have delayed the correct implementation of recordset count for the transactions table to the 2.17.2 release. As a result of this change, the release to Sandbox has been rescheduled for Jan 24th. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2017-01-24 Production...

REST v2.16.12 Patch Notes

This article is about the December 2016 monthly update to the AvaTax REST v2 API. UPDATED 2016-12-07 - The team added the definition of “Mixed” sourcing to the client library to address California sourcing scenarios prior to launch. Launch has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 13th. Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2016-12-01 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2016-12-13 POST /api/v2/transactions/create The sourcing field on TransactionLineModel had a mismatch between its documentation and its return value. In release 2.16.11, the field was documented as a string, but its value was being returned as an integer. Many libraries would still successfully parse this value...

REST v2.16.11 Patch Notes

REST v2.16.11 Patch Notes AvaTax REST v2.16.11 has now adopted the naming system used by AvaTax SOAP (API version/year/month). Environment URL Release Date Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2016-11-02 Production https://rest.avatax.com 2016-11-09 POST /api/v2/taxrates Corrected a bug that caused the TaxRates API to show duplicate rates. POST /api/v2/transactions/create New fields have been added to the API. These fields are optional and do not require changes to your existing code. Added new fields on the create transaction model: debugLevel (string, optional): If the user wishes to request additional debug information from this transaction, specify a level higher than 'normal'. Enum, possible values = ['Normal',...

REST v2.3.1 Patch Notes

REST v2.3.1 Patch Notes For those of you who participated in the AvaTax REST v2 Preview program, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time and effort helping us debug a huge software release. We’ve now implemented a clean, modern, consistent REST API that covers tax functionality from top to bottom - and we’ve established a great platform for continuing improvements. Now that the program is winding down, please take note of a few differences between the final release of REST v2 and the preview program you tested in August/September: New URL for REST v2 The...

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