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Test with Tax Calculator

This article applies to:Avalara AvaTax Update

Use the tax calculator in AvaTax Update to:

  • Find tax rates. The calculator gives you results using the same calculations that are run when AvaTax Update processes a transaction, based on your unique tax profile and any custom rules you've set up.
  • Validate addressesHoverTT.png. Checking the addresses you use for yourself and your customers helps ensure accurate tax calculation. Validating customer addresses also helps make sure you're shipping your products to the right place.
  • Test tax scenarios such as custom tax codes and tax rules. If you're contemplating changes to your business, trying to figure out how tax codes and rules might impact your bottom line, or otherwise exploring how changing the variables involved in your taxes will change the taxes themselves, use the calculator to see what happens before you make any changes. You can also backdate your test scenarios to see a historic rate (based on the actual state of where you collected tax, your tax rules, and rates on that date).

Go to Transactions >Tax Calculator to use the tax calculator.

To make more advanced tax calculations, such as tax on discounted transactions, transactions with tax included, or multiple line items, create a transaction and use the Calculate button to get a tax calculation. Save the transaction as uncommitted if you want to keep the calculation around for later reference, or click Cancel to exit without saving.

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