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Uninstall AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop

If you're using version 1.00.85 of AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop or below, uninstall AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop before installing a newer version.

Uninstall AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop

Close all QuickBooks Desktop and AvaTax processes in the Windows task manager

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Select the Processes tab.
  3. End any QuickBooks Desktop, AvaTax, or Avalara-related process.

Remove the AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop application from Windows

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to Add / Remove programs.
  3. Locate AvaTax for QuickBooks.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Uninstall AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop and remove all AvaTax files from QuickBooks Desktop

In most cases, simply uninstalling AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop is enough. But if you want to remove all AvaTax data, including subfolders created when you installed AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop, follow these steps.

Before completing these steps, use the Rollback tax schedule utility to unassign the AvaTax tax item from your customers.

Remove AvaTax from the list of integrated applications in QuickBooks Desktop

  1. In QuickBooks Desktop, go to Edit > Preferences > Integrated Applications > Company Preferences.
  2. Select AvaTax, and then click Remove.
  3. Exit QuickBooks Desktop.

Close all QuickBooks Desktop and AvaTax processes in the Windows task manager

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Select the Processes tab.
  3. End any QuickBooks Desktop, AvaTax, or Avalara-related process.

Remove the AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop application from Windows

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to Add / Remove programs.
  3. Locate AvaTax for QuickBooks.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Delete all Avalara folders from your QuickBooks Desktop files on your computer

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ (or C:\Program Files (x86) for 64-bit Windows) and delete the Avalara folder.
  2. With QuickBooks Desktop open, press F2.
  3. Navigate through the file path next to Location.
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  4. Delete the Avalara folder you find at the end of this file path.
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