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2018.1.25-5.31.20

Release Highlights

Revision date: 1/25/18

Product release: January 25, 2018

Rate and Rule Updates

This section contains new and updated tax rates, scenarios, profiles, tax groups, tax license types, and other tax rule related content.

Please note:  Avalara provides the following two methods for you to receive these updates.  You only need to use one of these two methods to receive the updates.  The Rate and Rule Update is provided for the purpose of testing content early before rates go into effect.  Note that you still need to apply the monthly service pack on a regular basis.  Avalara strongly recommends that you apply the monthly service pack in a timely manner.  If you get behind on these service packs, you are not getting the latest product enhancements and corrections.  It is highly recommended that you stay up to date with the monthly service pack. 

  1. Run the setup.exe associated with this content release.  This release can be found on the support site.  Please contact support if you have any questions.
  2. Run any of the monthly service packs following this content release

Monthly service packs are cumulative and will apply all updates and content from whatever version you are currently running.

Fuel

United States

Florida                                      

GOLD-3352

  • Updated Scenario Tax License Types for exchange scenarios with license type exemptions for the Local Option Taxes.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that the Florida Local Option Taxes are exempted when both buyer and seller are properly licensed as Suppliers on Exchange and Above the Rack transaction types.

 RATE-10913

 RATE-10915

Georgia                                      

 GOLD-3347

  • Updated Scenario Taxes for prepaid taxes to be non-activation based for County and City Taxing levels.
  • Actions:
    • Verify exception indicator has been changed to ‘N’ for prepaid taxes at the County and City taxing levels.             

Indiana                                     

RATE-10896

RATE-10914

Louisiana

RATE-10912 (ADM-11180)

  • Corrected State Special Fuel Allowance tax rate to 0.0033 from 0.33 effective January 1, 2016.

Massachusetts 

RATE-10906

  • Added new Excise Tax rates effective January 1, 2018:
    • State Liquefied Gas Tax                                  0.14
    • State Aviation Gas Tax                                    0.272
    • State Jet Fuel Tax                                           0.084
  • https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/12/21/dor-fuels-excise-rate-table.pdf

RATE-10908

Michigan  

RATE-10911

Nebraska

RATE-10895

  • Added new State tax rates effective January 1, 2018:
    • Propane                                           .284
    • CNG                                                 .284
    • Gasoline                                           .284
    • Ethanol                                            .284
    • Diesel                                              .284
    • B100                                                .284
    • Undyed                                            .284
    • Dyed Diesel                                      .284
    • Kerosene                                          .284
  • http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/news_rel/dec_17/Motor_Fuels_Tax_Rate_12-22-2017.html

 

Oklahoma

GOLD-3349

  • Updated Scenarios, Scenario Tax Group Xrefs, Scenario Tax Groups, Scenario Taxes, Scenario Tax License Types, Scenario Tax Rates, Business Profile Groups, Business Profiles, Business Profile Details and Business Profile Licenses for At the Rack and Below the Rack diesel fuel exports and Pre-Collection.
  • Re-configured Scenario Taxes to remove duplicates for State Fuel Tax and State Environmental Fee on diesel fuel exports from Oklahoma when buyer has both Exporter and Eligible Purchaser license. 
  • Actions:
    • Verify the exempt taxes only appear a single time on transactions where diesel fuel is being exported from Oklahoma.

Washington

GOLD-3350

  • Updated Scenario Taxes, Scenario Tax License Types, and Scenario Tax Rates for Business and Occupation Tax rates.  These changes were made to ensure consistency among the Business and Occupation taxes between AvaTax Excise and Avalara Returns Excise.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that the new use based Business and Occupation taxes are available for activation within scenario tax group.  Any profiles that use the old rate subtype (BOR or BOW) for Business and Occupation should be updated to use the new rate subtypes available.

Sales and Use

United States

Alabama 

RATE-10910

  • Added new Sales and Use Tax rates effective February 1, 2018:
    • City of Florala                                                 0.035
    • Florala Police Jurisdiction                                0.0175
    • City of Haleyville                                             0.04
    • Haleyville Police Jurisdiction                           0.02
  • https://revenue.alabama.gov/sales-use/local-tax-notices/

Arizona

RATE-10893

  • Added new City Sales and Use tax rates effective January 1, 2018:
    • Prescott City Jet Fuel Tax Over 10 Million Transaction Privilege Tax      0.0275
    • Prescott City Transaction Privilege Tax                                                 0.0275
  • https://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/TPT/TPT_Updates_1712.pdf

California

RATE-10877

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective October 1, 2017:
    • San Pablo City                                                                0.005
    • Corcoran City                                                                  0.01
    • Seaside City                                                                     0.015
    • Lindsay City                                                                     0.01
    • Los Angeles County - Measure H                            0.02

Illinois

RATE-10903

New Jersey

RATE-10894

Washington

RATE-10892

  • Added new City and County Sales and Use tax rates of 0 as placeholders effective January 1, 2018 for Multi-Purpose Combined Excise Tax Return.
  • WA City Natural Gas Tax
  • WA City Natural Gas Tax
  • WA City Natural Gas Tax
  • WA City Natural Gas Tax
  • WA Convention and Trade Center Tax
  • WA Convention and Trade Center Non RTA Tax
  • WA Convention and Trade Center Non RTA Small Room Tax
  • Non-R.T.A WA Convention and Trade Center Tax
  • WA City Sales/Use HBZ Tax
  • WA City Hotel/Motel Tax
  • WA City Hotel/Motel HBZ Tax
  • WA City Hotel/Motel HBZ Tax
  • WA City Hotel/Motel Non RTA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel Non RTA / HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel Non RTA / HBZ Tax
  • WA City Hotel/Motel Non RTA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel Non RTA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel PTBA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel PTBA / HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel PTBA / HBZTax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel PTBA Non RTA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel PTBA Non RTATax
  • WA Unincorp. Hotel/Motel PTBA Tax
  • WA City Hotel/Motel Tax
  • WA City Sales/Use Non RTA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Non RTA/HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. PTBA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. PTBA/HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. PTBA/Non RTA Tax
  • WA Rental Car Tax Rate
  • WA Non RTA Rental Car Tax Rate
  • WA City Tourism Promotion Area Tax
  • WA City Tourism Promotion Area HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Tourism Promotion Area Non RTA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Tourism Promotion Area Non RTA / HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Tourism Promotion Area PTBA Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Tourism Promotion Area PTBA / HBZ Tax
  • WA Unincorp. Tourism Promotion Area PTBA / Non RTA Tax
  • WA City Tourism Promotion Area Zone A Tax
  • WA Tourism Promotion Area Zone B Tax
  • WA Tourism Promotion Area Zone C Tax
  • WA Tourism Promotion Area Zone D Tax
  • WA Tourism Promotion Area Zone E Tax
  • WA Tourism Promotion Area Zone F Tax

RATE-10909

  • Added new City Sales and Use tax rate of 0.028 effective January 1, 2018:
    • Redmond Convention and Trade Center Non RTA Tax - King County - State Location 4024         
    • Renton Convention and Trade Center Non RTA Tax - King County - State Location 4025         
  • Updated taxing level to ‘County’ from ‘City’ for county of Benton - Lodging - Tourism Promotion Area Zone A.
  • Updated taxing level to ‘County’ from ‘City’ for county of Benton - Lodging - Tourism Promotion Area Zone B.
  • Updated taxing level to ‘County’ from ‘City’ for county of Franklin – Hotel/Motel PTBA Tax – State Location 1111.
  • Updated tax rate to 0.069 from 0.059 for Rental Vehicle rate for county of Kittitas.
  • Updated tax rate to 0.059 from 0.069 for Rental Vehicle rate for county of Klickitat.
  • Updated local jurisdiction to ‘SeaTac’ from ‘Sea Tac’ removing space in name on rate for TPA for city of SeaTac.

 

 

Tobacco

United States

California

GOLD-3346

  • Updated Scenario Xrefs for Vape Leaf content.
  • Actions:
    • Verify new Vape Leaf content.

Pennsylvania

GOLD-3345

  • Added new Scenarios and Scenario Xrefs for Vape Leaf content.
  • Actions:
    • Verify new Vape Leaf content.

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