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Link CertCapture to AvaTax Update

This article applies to:Avalara CertCapture

Most customers link one CertCapture company to one AvaTax Update company, which is the default workflow. However, it's possible to link a CertCapture company to multiple AvaTax Update companies. This way, you maintain a single database of exemption certificates that can be applied to your transactions in multiple AvaTax companies, such as subsidiary companies that use the same customer numbers and accept the same exemption certificates as the parent company.

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When you link to more than one AvaTax Update company...

In complex scenarios such as this, you cannot view or manage your exemption certificates in AvaTax Update.  The exemption certificates still apply to your AvaTax Update transactions, but you need to manage your exemption certificates in CertCapture.

Before you begin

Only users with Admin permissions in both AvaTax Update and CertCapture can set up this configuration.


  1. To link a CertCapture company to an AvaTax Update company, open a support case
  2. Include the following information in the support case:
  • AvaTax Update account ID (specify if this is a Production or a Sandbox account)
    In AvaTax Update, go to Setttings > All AvaTax Settings.
    The Account ID is displayed under the company name.
  • AvaTax Update companies you want to link to CertCapture
    In AvaTax Update, go to Setttings > Manage Companies.
  • CertCapture company name
    In CertCapture, go to Settings > Account Settings > Account Details > Company Hierarchy. 

Avalara support will configure this for you and respond via the support case to confirm the companies are linked.  Once completed, exemption certificates from your CertCapture company apply to the transactions in all of the AvaTax Update companies that are now linked to it. 

See also  

CertCapture FAQ

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