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7/28/2017 California eFile create
When creating your California eFile, please check the Settings tab. You may need to re-enter your ISA and GS information. Omitting these values will result in a submission failure.
5/25/2017 UPDATE: New Mexico Distributor Supplier Wholesaler (RPD-41306)
- All Schedule 5A transactions must include New Mexico's 5 digit location code.
- Before 2:00 pm Central time, 5/18/2017, when we applied version 5.28.21 to our
cloud-based service, the location code was not included in the eFile for any of 2017
due to a bug.
- If your return included Schedule 5A transactions for tax periods January 2017 through
2:00 pm Central time, 5/18/2017, you will need to amend them.
- Your support contacts will receive a communication with complete instructions.
5/15/2017 Colorado ERS rate change effective 4/1/2017
Update: The Colorado ERS Rate was updated for SaaS (cloud) system at 4:15 pm on 5/15/2017.
We have confirmed that the Environmental Response Surcharge (ERS) will decrease from $100.00 to $75.00 ($0.0125 per gallon to $0.009375 per gallon), effective April 1, 2017. We will include this in the next AvaTax Excise Content Preview on May 25, 2017. To correct the rate immediately, please update the rate as described in the Avalara Excise Help Center in Documentation > Maintenance > Rates table https://help.avalara.com/009_Excise/User_Topics/Maintenance_Menu/Rates_Table
3/20/2017 AHC search by keyword enabled
Avalara Help Center Excise documentation is now searchable by keyword. Click here to learn more.
3/2/2017 Return Guidelines column available in Express View
Return Guidelines Name and Return Guideline Updated Date are now visible in Express View. Click Reporting > Express View. Select Return Information from the Data Source dropdown. When you Execute the query you can view whether a guideline exists and/or has been updated. Click here to learn how to download the guidelines.
2/16/2017 Alabama Inspection Fee Permit
The new AL Monthly Inspection Fee requires a permit added to the buyer and seller entities. After adding the permit number to the Business Account (begins with SIF-), you must select a sub-type of Inspection First Fee. Click here for more information on setting up Business Entities.
2/15/2017 Utah XML eFile create
Because release 5.27.20 contains a form change for UT, you will need to repopulate the PIN from the state on the Settings tab of the eFile create before generating. Your PIN is entered in the ISA04 element.
Leaving the ISA04 blank will cause this error:
Utah Transmission Fault Detail: [The 'http://www.irs.gov/efile:PIN' element is invalid - The value '' is invalid according to its datatype 'http://www.irs.gov/efile:PINType' - The Pattern constraint failed.]