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Avalara AvaTax Excise Content Preview
 

Release Highlights

Revision date: 3/22/18

Product release: March 22, 2018

 

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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.

NOTE: 

Any deployed customers who want to take the March Content Preview need to be at 5.32.0 database version or greater.  In the 5.32.0 release, a schema change was made. If you are not at 5.32.0 database version, an error will display indicating the new column is missing.

Fuel

Canada

British Columbia

                                      

RATE-10941

  • Added new British Columbia Victoria RTSA tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • Biodiesel Blends Undyed                                             0.055
    • Biodiesel 100% Undyed                                              0.055
    • Biodiesel 99.9% Undyed                                             0.055
    • Gasoline                                                                     0.055
    • Diesel Fuel Undyed                                                     0.055
    • Ethanol Blends                                                           0.055
  • https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/tax-changes/budget-changes#sales

RATE-10942

  • Added new British Columbia Provincial tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
  • Aviation Gasoline Carbon Tax                                      0.0861
  • Jet Fuel Carbon Tax                                                    0.0914
  • Biodiesel Blends Undyed Carbon Tax                           0.0805
  • Biodiesel 100% Undyed Carbon Tax                            0.0805
  • Biodiesel 99.9% Undyed Carbon Tax                           0.0805
  • Diesel Fuel Undyed Carbon Tax                                   0.0805
  • Gasoline Carbon Tax                                                  0.0778
  • Ethanol Carbon Tax                                                    0.0778
  • Propane Carbon Tax                                                   0.0539

 

Alberta

 

RATE-10943

  • Added new Alberta Carbon tax rates effective January 1, 2018:
    • Aviation Gas                                                               0.0747
    • Bunker Fuel                                                                0.0955
    • Butane                                                                       0.0534
    • Coal Coke                                                                 95.39     
    • Coke Oven Gas                                                          0.021
    • Diesel                                                                        0.0803
    • Distilate Heating Oil                                                    0.0827
    • Ethane                                                                       0.0306
    • Gasoline                                                                     0.0673
    • Gas Liquids                                                                0.0499
    • Heavy Fuel Oil                                                            0.0953
    • High Heat Value Coal                                                 66.56
    • Aviation Jet Fuel                                                         0.0775
    • Kerosene                                                                    0.0771
    • Low Heat Value Coal                                                 53.09
    • Locomotive Diesel                                                      0.089
    • Methanol                                                                    0.0326
    • Naptha                                                                       0.0673
    • Natural Gas                                                                 1.517
    • Non-Marketable or Raw Gas                                        1.72
    • Pentanes                                                                    0.0573
    • Propane                                                                     0.0462
    • Refinery Petroleum Coke                                           95.79
    • Refinery Gas                                                              0.0565
    • Upgrader Petroleum Coke                                          87.75
  • http://www.finance.alberta.ca/publications/tax_rebates/rates/carbon-levy-rates.html

 

United States

 

Alaska

                                      

GOLD-3364

  • Added Scenario Tax Groups, Scenario Taxes, and Scenario Tax Group Xrefs for new municipal rates effective March 1, 2018.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure new municipal rate for Municipality of Anchorage is used effective March 1, 2018.

RATE-10927

Indiana                                    

         

RATE-10996

Maryland

                                     

GOLD-3366

  • Updated Scenario Tax Group Xrefs for Maryland Class 3 to Exempt Motor Fuels Sales Taxes through STLT.
  • Actions:
    • Based upon further conversations with the State of Maryland, the exemption for the sales tax portion of the combined motor fuel rate has been applied to the Class 3 Exemption Certificate.
    • This is a reversal of GOLD-3291 applied with September 2017 release. 

Massachusetts

 

RATE-10939

  • Added new Excise Tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • State Liquefied Gas Tax                                                          0.186
    • State Aviation Gas Tax                                                            0.0265
    • State Jet Fuel Tax                                                                   0.095

Michigan  

 

RATE-10938

Mississippi  

RATE-10926

  • Added new Environmental Protection Fee rate of 0.004 effective April 1, 2018.

Ohio 

 

RATE-10982

  • Added Petroleum Activity Tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • Gasoline                                                                                 0.010946
    • Diesel                                                                                    0.012721          
    • High Sulfur Diesel – Dyed                                                       0.012721
    • Low Sulfur Diesel - Dyed                                                         0.012721
    • Kerosene                                                                                0.012721
    • Propane                                                                                 0.006351
  • Added new spot rates for Petroleum Activity Tax effective April 1, 2018:
    • Gasoline                                                                                  1.684
    • Diesel                                                                                    1.957
    • Propane                                                                                    0.977
  • https://www.tax.ohio.gov/Portals/0/petroleum_activity/PAT-Spot-Price/SpotPricePublication2ndquarter2018.pdf?utm_source=Tax.Ohio.Gov+Tax+Alerts&utm_campaign=212fb04bb9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7593739655-212fb04bb9-192838477

 

Vermont

 

RATE-10990

  • Added new State Gasoline Transportation Infrastructure Assessment rate of 0.043 effective April 1, 2018.

Washington

RATE-10940

  • Added new State Petroleum Product tax rate of 0.03 effective April 1, 2018.

GOLD-3365

  • Updated Scenario Tax License Types for Washington City and County sales tax license exemptions for buyer license types.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that sales tax licensing exemption is available for all activation based new sales taxes.

Sales and Use

United States

 

Alabama 

 

RATE-10924

  • Added new City of Opp Sales and Use tax rates effective March 1, 2018:
  • Opp AL City Sales Tax                                                            0.035
  • Opp AL Police Jurisdiction Sales Tax                                       0.0175
  • Opp AL Police Jurisdiction Use Tax                                          0.0125                         
  • Opp AL City Use Tax                                                               0.025

RATE-10981

Arizona

 

RATE-10925

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective March 1, 2018:
    • City of Tucson Transaction Privilege Tax                                   0.026
    • City of Sedona Transaction Privilege Tax                                  0.035
  • https://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/TPT/TPT_Updates_1802.pdf

California                                       

RATE-10966

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • City of Burlingame                                                                  0.0025
    • City of Farmersville                                                                 0.01
    • City of Hawthorne                                                                   0.075
    • City of Larkspur                                                                      0.0075
    • City of Palm Springs                                                               0.015
    • City of Santa Barbara                                                              0.01
    • City of Vacaville                                                                      0.005
    • City of Woodlake                                                                    0.01
    • Mendocino County                                                                  0.005
    • City of La Mirada                                                                     0.0025
    • City of Nevada                                                                        0.00375
  • http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/news/18-13.htm

Connecticut                                      

RATE-10967

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective January 1, 2018:
  • Electricity Deduction                                                               0
  • Computer Deduction Ratio                                                      0.01
  • Nonresident Military Vehicle                                                     0.045
  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective July 1, 2015:
    • Luxury Sales Tax Rate                                                            0.0775
    • Sales Tax Vehicle Tier 2 Deduction Ratio                                 0.4193

Georgia

RATE-10935

  • Added new County Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • Clarke County                                                                         0.04
    • Colquitt County                                                                       0.04
    • Decatur County                                                                       0.04
    • Haralson County                                                                     0.04
    • Putnam County                                                                       0.04
    • Walker County                                                                        0.04
    • Ware County                                                                          0.04
  • https://dor.georgia.gov/sites/dor.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/LGS/Distributions/LGS_quarterly_rate_changes_Apr_2018.pdf

RATE-10946

  • Added new County of Dekalb Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
  • Prepaid Sales Tax – Gasoline                                                  0.0846
  • Prepaid Sales Tax – Diesel                                                     0.09604
  • Prepaid Sales Tax – LPG                                                        0.07816
  • Prepaid Sales Tax - Special Fuel                                             0.08148
  • Prepaid Sales Tax – Avgas                                                     0.12

RATE-10970

Kansas

RATE-10933

  • Added new Sales and Use Tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
  • City of Baxter Springs                                                             0.02
  • City of Alden                                                                           0.01
  • City of Danville                                                                       0.01
  • City of Herington                                                                     0.02
  • City of Palco                                                                           0.01
  • City of Tipton                                                                          0.01
  • City of Whitewater                                                                   0.005
  • Arkansas City                                                                         0.0225
  • City of Burden                                                                         0.0075
  • City of Udall                                                                            0.0075
  • City of Winfield                                                                       0.0115
  • Finney County                                                                        0.0145
  • Leawood KS Shops of 119th St. TDD                                       0
  • Atchison Taco Bell CID                                                           0.01
  • Fort Scott Price Chopper CID                                                   0.005
  • Overland Park Bluhawk TDD                                                   0.01
  • Overland Park Regency Park CID                                            0.01
  • Kansas City Legends Garage and Lawn Village West TDD CID 0.01
  • Kansas City Legends Garage and Lawn Star Bond CID             0.01
  • Kansas City Legends CID and TD                                            0.01

 

Maryland

RATE-10991 (ADM-10991)

  • Updated the Motor Fuels Sales and Use Tax Aviation Gas rate to 0.00 effective July 1, 2017.

Minnesota

RATE-10931

 

Missouri

RATE-10983

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
  • Greene County                                                                       0.01625
  • City of Archie                                                                          0.0175
  • City of Branson                                                                       0.0175
  • City of Dardenne Prairie                                                          0.02
  • City of Fordland                                                                      0.02
  • City of Granby                                                                        0.02625
  • City of Peculiar                                                                       0.03
  • City of Pine Lawn                                                                    0.0125
  • City of St Louis                                                                       0.05266
  • City of Shelbina                                                                      0.0275
  • Fountain Lakes Commerce Center South CID                           0

Nebraska

RATE-10928

North Dakota

RATE-10944

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • City of Edgeley                                                                       0.03
    • City of Grand Forks                                                                 0.0225
    • City of Lincoln                                                                        0.01
    • City of Mohall                                                                         0.02
  • http://www.nd.gov/tax/data/upfiles/media/local-tax-changes-4-1-2018.pdf?20180312114453

Oklahoma

RATE-10932

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • Del City                                                                                  0.045
    • City of Wagoner                                                                      0.04
    • City of The Village                                                                   0.04
    • City of Spencer                                                                       0.05
    • Johnston County                                                                     0.02
    • Pontotoc County                                                                     0.00875
  • https://www.ok.gov/tax/Businesses/Tax_Types/Business_Sales_Tax/New_Rates_and_Effective_Dates/

Texas

RATE-10945

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • City of Arp                                                                              0.015
    • City of Coupland                                                                     0.02
    • City of Darrouzett                                                                    0.015
    • City of Devers                                                                         0.015
    • City of Dennis                                                                         0.015
    • City of Kirbyville                                                                      0.02
    • City of La Villa                                                                        0.015
    • City of Oak Ridge                                                                   0.02
    • City of Panorama Village                                                         0.02
    • City of Stratford                                                                      0.02
    • Montgomery County TX ESD 12                                              0
  • https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/sales/quarterly-updates/apr.php

RATE-10980

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
  • Montgomery County TX ESD 12-A                                           0
  • City of Brock                                                                          0.015
  • City of Brock West                                                                  0.015
  • Fort Bend County Municipal Management District 1                  0.01
  • Palo Pinto County ESD 1                                                        0.005
  • Potter County Assistance District 1                                          0.015
  • Sachse Muni Dev District County                                             0.02
  • Walker County ESD 1                                                             0.0025
  • Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District A County    0.015
  • Montgomery County ESD 1-A                                                  0.01
  • Montgomery County ESD 1-B                                                  0.01
  • Palo Pinto County ESD 1-A                                                     0.015

 

Tennessee

RATE-10988

RATE-10989

Utah

RATE-10936

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
    • City of Cedar Hills                                                                   0.001
    • City of Fairview                                                                       0.004
    • City of Cedar Highlands                                                          0.01
    • City of Syracuse                                                                     0.001
  • https://tax.utah.gov/sales/rates
  • https://tax.utah.gov/salestax/change/2018-04-01.pdf

Washington

RATE-10934

  • Added new Sales and Use tax rates effective April 1, 2018:
  • Clallam County                                                                       0.02
  • Forks City - CLALLAM County - State Location 0501                 0.02
  • Port Angeles City - CLALLAM County - State Location 0502      0.022
  • Sequim City - CLALLAM County - State Location 0503              0.023
  • Columbia County - State Location 0700                                    0.017
  • Dayton City - COLUMBIA County - State Location 0701            0.019
  • Starbuck City - COLUMBIA County - State Location 0702          0.017
  • Connell City - FRANKLIN County - State Location 1101             0.017
  • Ellensburg City - KITTITAS County - State Location 1902          0.018
  • Long Beach City - PACIFIC County - State Location 2502         0.018
  • Moses Lake City - GRANT County - State Location 1309           0.016
  • Mukilteo City - SNOHOMISH County - State Location 3114       0.039
  • Okanogan County                                                                   0.013
  • Okanogan County Unincorp. PTBA Tax - State Location 2424   0.017
  • Brewster City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2401        0.017
  • Conconully City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2402     0.017
  • Coulee Dam City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2403   0.013
  • Elmer City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2404            0.013
  • Nespelem City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2405      0.013
  • Okanogan City - MASON County - State Location 2406             0.018
  • Omak City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2407            0.017
  • Oroville City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2408          0.017
  • Pateros City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2409          0.017
  • Riverside City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2410       0.017
  • Tonasket City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2411       0.018
  • Twisp City - OKANOGAN County - State Location 2412            0.02
  • Winthrop City- OKANOGAN County - State Location 2413         0.018

Wisconsin 

RATE-10929

Tobacco

United States

 

New Jersey

RATE-10937

  • Added new Other Tobacco Product tax rate of 0.3 effective January 1, 2000.

Texas

 

RATE-10937

  • Added new Other Tobacco Product tax rate of 1.22 effective January 1, 2000.

 

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