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2018.2.22

 

 

 

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2018.2.22-5.32.0

Release Highlights

                                                                                                                                                Revision date: 2/22/18

Product release: February 22, 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

Alabama                                      

GOLD-3353

  • Added buyer license type exemptions to Scenario Tax License Types for Gasoline Exchanges to exempt the state fuel tax on exchanges when the buyer has a license of Gasoline Distributor, Permissive Supplier, Supplier or Transporter.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that state fuel tax on exchanges is exempt when buyer has a license type of Gasoline Distributor, Permissive Supplier, Supplier or Transporter.

GOLD-3356

  • Updated Scenario Tax License Types and Scenario Tax Group Xrefs to restructure for Dyed Diesel and Biodiesel.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that duplicate scenarios are removed from the improper scenario tax group and only apply in appropriate tax group based on transaction type. California

                                      

GOLD-3357

  • Updated Bus Operator rate override to 7.25% from 13% on Business Profiles.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that the Bus Operator override only charges 7.25%.

GOLD-3362

  • Updated Business Profiles for rate override for Los Angeles.
  • Actions:
    • Ensure that updated profile corrects Los Angeles County sales tax rate to 2.00% from 2.25% for the following jurisdictions:
      • Compton
      • La Mirada
      • Long beach
      • Lynwood
      • Pico Rivera
      • Santa Monica
      • South Gate

Delaware                                      

 GOLD-3361

  • Updated Scenario Tax Rates to remove the Excise Tax from Gross Receipts Sales Tax Base.
  • Actions:
    • Verify Gross Receipts Sales Tax Base is only on the wholesale price of the product.            

Indiana

RATE-10923

Iowa                                     

GOLD-3354

  • Updated Business Profiles and Business Profile Details for Terminal Exemptions for Biodiesel
  • Actions:
    • Ensure below the rack transactions for product B00 that have a destination location of “terminal” exempt state excise taxes and environmental fees.

Michigan  

RATE-10918

New York

GOLD-3359

  • Update Scenarios and Scenario Tax Group Xrefs for Heating Oil scenarios to remove Petroleum Business tax, State Excise tax, and Prepaid and Regional CPG Sales and Use taxes.  Added general Sales and Use taxes effective March 1, 2018.
  • Actions:
    • Verify only New York General Sales and Use taxes are charged on Heating Oil effective March 1, 2018.

GOLD-3360

  • Update Scenarios and Scenario Tax Group Xrefs, Scenario Tax Groups, Scenario Taxes, Scenario Tax Items, Scenario Tax Rates, and Scenario Tax License Types for Diesel Above-the-Rack scenarios to make Petroleum Business taxes, State Excise taxes, State Prepaid taxes, and Sales and Use CPG taxes activation based effective March 1, 2018.
  • Actions:
    • Verify the New York taxes are Activation Based for Diesel transactions Above the Rack effective March 1, 2018.

United States

RATE-10917

  • Reinstated Oil Spill Fee effective March 1, 2018:
    • Federal Oil Spill                                                                      0.09
    • Federal Oil Spill – CPG                                                           0.002143
  • Ended Federal Credit on Excise Tax rates December 31, 2017:
    • Agri-Biodiesel Mixtures                                                             -1.0
    • NonAgri-Biodiesel Mixtures                                                       -1.0
    • Renewable Diesel Mixtures                                                     -1.0
  • https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Bipartisan%20Budget%20Act%20of%202018.pdf

Sales and Use

United States

Alabama 

RATE-10916

  • Added new Sales and Use Tax rates effective February 1, 2018:
  • City of Natural Bridge                                                              0.03
  • Washington County Rental/Lease Tax – Auto                           0.01
  • Washington County Rental/Lease Tax - All Other TPP              0.01
  • Washington County Rental/Lease Tax – Garments                    0.01
  • Washington County                                                                 0.01
  • City of Grimes                                                                        0.04
  • Grimes Police Jurisdiction                                                       0.02

 

Tobacco

United States

General                                      

RATE-10922

  • Updated ‘Unit of Measure’ to EA from GLL on following Tobacco rates:
    • AZ State Little Cigar Tax - per 20
    • DC Cigarette Equivalency Rate
    • GA State Little Cigar Tax
    • HI State Little Cigars Tax-Single
    • OK State Little Cigars Tax-Single
    • RI State Other Tobacco Products
    • UT State Little Cigars Tax-Single
    • WA State Little Cigars Tax-Single
    • WV State Statutory Allowance
    • WV State OTP Discount
    • WV State Use Tax
  • Updated ‘Unit of Measure’ to PAC from GLL on following Tobacco rate:
    • HI State Little Cigars Tax-Pack

North Carolina

GOLD-3355

  • Updated Scenario Tax Group, Scenarios, Scenario Tax Group Xrefs, and Scenario Taxes for Vape Leaf content.
  • Actions:
    • Verify new Vape Leaf content.

New Jersey

GOLD-3355

  • Updated Scenario Tax Group, Scenarios, Scenario Tax Group Xrefs, and Scenario Taxes for Vape Leaf content.
  • Actions:
    • Verify new Vape Leaf content.

New York

 

GOLD-3355

  • Updated Scenario Tax Group, Scenarios, Scenario Tax Group Xrefs, and Scenario Taxes for Vape Leaf content.
  • Actions:
    • Verify new Vape Leaf content.

Texas

GOLD-3355

  • Updated Scenario Tax Group, Scenarios, Scenario Tax Group Xrefs, and Scenario Taxes for Vape Leaf content.
  • Actions:
    • Verify new Vape Leaf content.

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