This document applies to all license types. Content last updated 8/18/2017; the schedule on Nov. 29, 2016.
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Release Types and Frequency
Avalara Excise releases come in the following types and frequency:
|Release Type||Avalara Product||Frequency||What's included|
|Platform||Returns Excise, AvaTax Excise and Government||
Monthly, targeted for:
|Content Preview||AvaTax Excise||
Monthly, targeted for:
|Update||determined by need||determined by need||determined by need|
The release schedule for the upcoming year is published on this page near the beginning of the 4th quarter.
SaaS (cloud based) customers
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By default, once you're read a message on the Home page, it disappears. To see all message from the last 60 days, you can:
- Click the Expand Grid button in the Message Center.
- Click the Notifications icon in the upper right corner.
- Click Admin > Message Center.from the menu.
The Message Center also includes announcements of late-breaking issues, often with links to the News Flash section of this Help Center.
Self-hosted (deployed) customers
Self-hosted (deployed) customers receive notification through your organization's designated Support Contacts.
The Avalara Excise Platform encompasses Avalara's Returns Excise, AvaTax Excise and Government products.
|Version (if blue, click to read the Highlights)||Title (Updates are unscheduled releases with late breaking fixes)||Date|
|5.27.10||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||1/3/2017|
|4.4.271||Zytax 4 - Filer||1/4/2017|
|5.27.11||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||1/12/2017|
|5.27.12||Avalara Excise Platform - Update
(only for Avalara Government - Oregon)
|5.27.13||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||1/19/2017|
|2017.01.24||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||1/24/2017|
|5.27.20||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||2/1/2017|
|5.27.21||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||2/16/2017|
|2017.02.23||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||2/23/2017|
|5.27.22||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||2/24/2017|
|5.28.0||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Quarterly||3/1/2017|
|5.28.1||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||3/9/2017|
|2017.03.23||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||3/23/2017|
|5.28.10||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||4/3/2017|
|5.28.11||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||4/12/2017|
|2017.04.25||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||4/25/2017|
|5.28.20||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||5/2/2017|
|5.28.21||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||5/18/2017|
|2017.05.25||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||5/25/2017|
|5.29.0||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Quarterly||6/1/2017|
|2017.06.22||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||6/22/2017|
|5.29.10||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||7/3/2017|
|5.29.11||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||7/14/2017|
|2017.07.25||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||7/25/2017|
|5.29.20||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||8/1/2017|
|2017.08.24||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||8/24/2017|
|5.30.0||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Quarterly||9/4/2017 (Labor Day, USA)|
|5.30.1||Avalara Excise Platform - Update||9/18/2017|
|2017.09.25||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||9/25/2017|
|5.30.10||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||10/3/2017|
|2017.10.25||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||10/25/2017|
|5.30.20||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||11/1/2017|
|2017.11.22||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||11/22/2017|
|5.31.0||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Quarterly||12/4/2017|
|2017.12.21||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||12/21/2017|
|5.31.10||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||1/3/2018|
|2018.01.25||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||1/25/2018|
|5.31.20||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Monthly||2/1/2018|
|2018.02.22||AvaTax Excise Content Preview||2/22/2018|
|5.32.0||Avalara Excise Platform Release - Quarterly||3/1/2018|
Avalara observes the following holidays and will be closed on these days in 2017. Support requests will be handled on the next business day. Note that since the New Year and Christmas Eve holidays fall on a weekend, they are observed on business days.
|New Year's Day||Monday, January 2|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, November 24|
|Christmas Eve (observed)||Friday, December 22|
|Christmas Day (observed)||Monday, December 25|