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Reporting Columns

The table below describes the reporting columns for the Customer Portal Reporting portals.  Customer Portal Explorer is the main source of client reporting.  Additional report descriptions and reporting columns are available in TM_00561_AFC Comprehensive Guide to Reports and Data Files for all AvaTax for Communications products:

  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications SaaS Pro (REST)
  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications SaaS Pro (SOAP)
  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications SaaS Standard
  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications License

For more information about the reports, see Report Descriptions.

  Explorer
Column Name Description Source Transaction Detail Compliance Transaction Service Report
Account Ref Optional account reference Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Adjustment Method Description for Adjustment Method

0 Default: Tax brackets applied normally
1 Least Favorable Rate: Tax brackets applied to product the smallest tax refund
2 Most Favorable Rate: Tax brackets applied to produce the largest tax refund
input in the transaction X X  
Adjustment Method Adjustment setting.  Always set to 0. The use of this field has been deprecated

0 Default: Tax brackets applied normally
1 Least Favorable Rate: Tax brackets applied to product the smallest tax refund
2 Most Favorable Rate: Tax brackets applied to produce the largest tax refund
Input in the transaction X X  
Adjustments Amount adjusted Input in the transaction X (Default) X (Default)  
Alloc Bundle Charge For bundled transactions, when the charge is greater than 0, this is the absolute value charge for the specific portion of the bundle Output from tax calculation X X  
Bill Cycle Ref Optional bill cycle reference input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Bill To Country Bill to country for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To County Bill to county for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To FIPS Code Bill to Fips code for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To City Bill to locality for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To NPANXX Bill to NpaNxx for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To PCode Bill to PCode for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To State/Province Bill to state for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To Zip Code Bill to zip code for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Bill To Zip P4 Bill to zip code plus 4 for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Billable Billable flag for tax.

Indicates if the tax is billable to your customer
true: Standard billable tax
false: Non-billable tax that cannot be billed to the customer
Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Billing Period Month Billing Period Month during which the transaction applies Input in the transaction X X  
Billing Period Year Billing Period Year during which the transaction applies input in the transaction X X  
Bundle ID Bundle Service Type Value Input in the transaction X X X
Bundle Package Bundle Transaction Type Value Input in the transaction X X X
Business Class Specification of business as CLEC or ILEC

0: Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC)
1: Not an ILEC
Input in the transaction X X  
Calculation Type Calculation type for tax.

Indicates how the tax is calculated
1 Rate: Taxable Measure is multiplied by Rate
2 Fixed: Fixed taxes represent a fixed tax that applies to the product being taxed
3 PerMinute: Number of Minutes is multiplied by Rate
4 PerLine: Number of Lines is multiplied by Rate
5 SelfTaxingRate: Taxable Measure is multiplied by Self-Taxing Rate
6 PerBracket: Number of Lines is multiplied by Rate based on tax bracket for line count
7 FixedOnTier: Sale Amount is multiplied by Rate based on tax tier for sale amount
Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Calc Type Description Description for CalcType field

Indicates how the tax is calculated
1 Rate: Taxable Measure is multiplied by Rate
2 Fixed: Fixed taxes represent a fixed tax that applies to the product being taxed
3 PerMinute: Number of Minutes is multiplied by Rate
4 PerLine: Number of Lines is multiplied by Rate
5 SelfTaxingRate: Taxable Measure is multiplied by Self-Taxing Rate
6 PerBracket: Number of Lines is multiplied by Rate based on tax bracket for line count
7 FixedOnTier: Sale Amount is multiplied by Rate based on tax tier for sale amount
Output from tax calculation X X  
Category Description Category description for tax. Output from tax calculation X X  
Category ID Category ID for tax. Output from tax calculation X X  
Charge Initial amount to be taxed. Input in the transaction X (Default) X X (Default)
Calc Charge Aggregated amount that was taxed Output from tax calculation      
Charge Type Type of charge

Non-Compliance (Compliance = 0)
Billable (Billable = 1)
Non-Billable (Billable = 0)
Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
City Locality name for taxing jurisdiction. Output from tax calculation X (Default) X (Default)  
Taxing Jurisdiction Locality Output from tax calculation X X X
Committed Date Date when the Document Code relating to a transaction was committed Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Company Identifier An optional company identifier used in reporting. Represents your company or, if you are a third-party billing provider, could represent one of your clients Input in the transaction X X  
Company Name Name of the client Output from tax calculation X X  
Compliance Compliance flag from tax record.

Indicates if the tax is to be reported to the jurisdiction
true: Standard compliance tax
false: Non-compliance tax that should not be reported to the jurisdiction
Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Country Three-character country ISO for taxing jurisdiction. Output from tax calculation X (Default) X (Default)  
Taxing Jurisdiction Country Output from tax calculation X X X (Default)
County County name for taxing jurisdiction Output from tax calculation X (Default) X (Default)  
Taxing Jurisdiction County Output from tax calculation X X X
County Exempt Indicates if the county level taxes are exempt Input in the transaction X X  
County PCode County PCode to exempt Input in the transaction X X  
Currency Code Currency Code identifier for the transaction input in the transaction X X  
Customer Number Optional customer account number  Input in the transaction X X  
Customer Ref Optional customer reference input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Customer Type Defines the type of customer.

0: Residential
1: Business
2: Senior Citizen
3: Industrial
Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Debit Indicates if this line item is a debit card transaction
true Apply debit card logic to the transaction
false Not a debit card transaction
Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Discount Type Discount Type for adjustments
0 None
1 Retail Product: An amount subtracted from the original price to arrive at a lower price
2 Manufacturer Product: A discount of the total amount reimbursed to either the retailer or the customer by the manufacturer
3 Account Level: A stand-alone discount that is not applied against any service but instead as a stand-alone product
4 Subsidized: A discount caused exclusively in telephone service where the telephone provider provides a service to a lifeline eligible customer. The discount will be on the local exchange service
5 Goodwill: The total discount of a service that is recorded for accounting purposes but never billed to a customer
Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Discount Type Description Descripiton of Discount Type for adjustments
0 None
1 Retail Product: An amount subtracted from the original price to arrive at a lower price
2 Manufacturer Product: A discount of the total amount reimbursed to either the retailer or the customer by the manufacturer
3 Account Level: A stand-alone discount that is not applied against any service but instead as a stand-alone product
4 Subsidized: A discount caused exclusively in telephone service where the telephone provider provides a service to a lifeline eligible customer. The discount will be on the local exchange service
5 Goodwill: The total discount of a service that is recorded for accounting purposes but never billed to a customer
Input in the transaction X X  
Document Code Identifier for a transaction or group of transactions for commit processing Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Exempt Exempt sale amount from tax record. Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Exempt Sale Amount Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Exemption Type Specficies the exemption type for reporting purposes. 

0 None (Default): Exemption Type not applicable.
1 Fed Sales Supremacy: Sales to the Federal government exempt based on supremacy.
2 State Local Gov Sales: Sales to the State or Local government in the state that you operate in.
3 Sales for Resale: Sales that are designated for resale.
4 Fed Coupons WIC Vouchers: Sales at retail for which Federal government coupons or vouchers under the supplemental feeding for women, infants and children program are used as payment.
5 Reduced Food Rate: Tax imposed on food that is taxed at a reduced rate.
6 Non Profit Sales: Sales made by or to not-for-profit civic, social, service or fraternal organizations.
7 Public School Sales: Sales made by or to all elementary and secondary schools operated at public expense in their educational functions and activities.
8 Religious Charitable Sales: Sales made by or to religious and charitable organizations and institutions in their religious, charitable or educational functions and activities.
9 Prescription Drug Sales: Drugs which may be legally dispensed by a licensed pharmacist only upon a lawful prescription of a practitioner licensed to administer those items.
10 Prostho Ortho Devices: Prosthetic or orthopedic devices as defined on January 1, 1980, by the Federal Medicare program pursuant to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act of 1965.
11 Insulin Sales: All sales of insulin.
12 Interstate Foreign Sales: Sales in commerce between various states or between any foreign country (Export Sales).
13 Ingredient Component Parts: Sale of ingredient or component parts.
Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Exemption Type Description Description of the exemption type for reporting purposes. 

0 None (Default): Exemption Type not applicable.
1 Fed Sales Supremacy: Sales to the Federal government exempt based on supremacy.
2 State Local Gov Sales: Sales to the State or Local government in the state that you operate in.
3 Sales for Resale: Sales that are designated for resale.
4 Fed Coupons WIC Vouchers: Sales at retail for which Federal government coupons or vouchers under the supplemental feeding for women, infants and children program are used as payment.
5 Reduced Food Rate: Tax imposed on food that is taxed at a reduced rate.
6 Non Profit Sales: Sales made by or to not-for-profit civic, social, service or fraternal organizations.
7 Public School Sales: Sales made by or to all elementary and secondary schools operated at public expense in their educational functions and activities.
8 Religious Charitable Sales: Sales made by or to religious and charitable organizations and institutions in their religious, charitable or educational functions and activities.
9 Prescription Drug Sales: Drugs which may be legally dispensed by a licensed pharmacist only upon a lawful prescription of a practitioner licensed to administer those items.
10 Prostho Ortho Devices: Prosthetic or orthopedic devices as defined on January 1, 1980, by the Federal Medicare program pursuant to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act of 1965.
11 Insulin Sales: All sales of insulin.
12 Interstate Foreign Sales: Sales in commerce between various states or between any foreign country (Export Sales).
13 Ingredient Component Parts: Sale of ingredient or component parts.
Input in the transaction X X  
Facilities Based Specifies if the carrier delivering the service has company-owned facilities to provide the service
true: Seller is facilities-based (cable operators and telephone companies)
false: Seller is not facilities-based (Internet based providers)
Input in the transaction X X  
Federal Exempt Indicates if the federal level taxes are exempt Input in the transaction X X  
Federal PCode Federal PCode to exempt Input in the transaction X X  
Franchise Indicates if the company provides services sold pursuant to a franchise agreement between the carrier and jurisdiction
true: Seller has a franchise agreement
false: Franchise taxes do not apply to the seller
Input in the transaction X X  
General Ledger Ref Optional general ledger reference input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Gross Sales Taxable Measure - Adjustments + Exempt Sale Amount Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Sales Output from tax calculation X X  
Incorporated Indicates if the location is within city limits
true: Address is within city limits
false: Address is outside of city limits (unincorporated)
Input in the transaction X X  
Initial Commit Status Field indicating the initial commit status of the transaction Output from tax calculation X X  
Invoice Number Optional invoice number Input in the transaction X X  
Invoice Ref Optional invoice reference input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Invoice Date The date passed in the transaction specifying when the transaction took place (often set to the Invoice Date) Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Date Input in the transaction      
Original Transaction Date Input in the transaction      
Is Adjustment Flag indicating whether bundle is an adjustment or tax calculation

true: Transaction is an adjustment
false: Transaction is not an adjustment
Output from tax calculation X X  
Is Committed Flag indicating if the transaction has been committed

true: The document code on the transaction has been committed
false: The document code on the transaction hasn't been committed
Output from tax calculation X X  
Is No Tax Transaction Flag indicating that the transaction processed successfully but returned no taxes

true: No taxes returned for the transaction
false: Taxes are available for the transaction
Output from tax calculation X X  
Lifeline Identifier as a Lifeline participant

true: The customer is a Lifeline participant
false: The customer is not a Lifeline participant
Lifeline is a federal program that subsidizes the cost of phone and internet for eligible customers
Input in the transaction X X  
Line Item Ref Optional Line Item reference Input in the transaction X X  
Local Exempt Indicates if the local level taxes are exempt Input in the transaction X X  
Local PCode Local PCode to exempt Input in the transaction X X  
Net Sales Net sale amount.
Taxable Measure - (RefundUncollect *2)
Output from tax calculation      
Net Taxable Measure Taxable Measure - (Adjustments * 2) Output from tax calculation X X  
Optional Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 10 Indicates the billing cycle in YYYYMM format Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 4 Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 5 Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 6 Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 7 Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 8 Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional 9 Optional integer field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Alpha 1 Optional alpha-numeric field Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 1 Additional Extended Optional fields in which column headers are defined by the user upon creation of each one. Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 10 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 2 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 3 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 4 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 5 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 6 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 7 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 8 Input in the transaction X X  
Optional Field 9 Input in the transaction X X  
Origination Country Originating country for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination County Originating county for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination FIPS Code Originating Fips code for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination City Originating locality for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination NPANXX Originating NpaNxx for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination PCode Originating PCode for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination State/Province Originating state for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination Zip Code Originating zip code for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Origination Zip P4 Originating zip code plus 4 for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
PCode PCode for taxing jurisdiction Output from tax calculation X X  
Taxing Jurisdiction Pcode Output from tax calculation X X  
Jurisdiction Output from tax calculation      
Processing Date Date bundle file processed Output from tax calculation      
Quantity Quantity applied to the line item - taxation is equivalent to repeating the item the number of times of the quantity Input in the transaction X X  
Rate Rate for tax Output from tax calculation X (Default) X (Default)  
Regulated true: Seller is regulated
false: Seller is not regulated
Input in the transaction X X  
Sale Indicates the type transaction, such as retail or wholesale
0 Wholesale
1 Retail
2 Consumed (Sales and Use Only)
3 Vendor Use (Sales and Use Only)
Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Service Class Specification of service class

0: Primary Local
1: Primary Long Distance
Input in the transaction X (Default) X  
Service Type Service Type used in the input transaction.  If bundles are used, this column shows the specific Service Type used for the portion of the bundle Input in the transaction X X  
Service Level Number Optional service level number Input in the transaction X X  
Input Service Type Service Type used in the input transaction.  If a bundle is used, this column shows the bundle package passed in the transcation Input in the transaction X (Default) X X (Default)
Source System Version of the web service in which the data was entered Output from tax calculation X X  
State/Province State or province abbreviation for taxing jurisdiction. Output from tax calculation X (Default) X (Default)  
Taxing Jurisdiction State Output from tax calculation X X X (Default)
State Exempt Indicates if the state level taxes are exempt Input in the transaction X X  
State PCode State PCode to exempt Input in the transaction X X  
Server Date Server date when the transaction was processed. Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Server Date Output from tax calculation      
Surcharge Indicates if this tax is a surcharge
true: Surcharge rules apply to this tax
false: Tax is not a surcharge
Output from tax calculation X X  
Tax Amount Tax amount.  For rate-based taxes, Tax Amount = Taxable Measure * Rate Output from tax calculation X (Default) X (Default)  
Tax Data ID Primary key identifier for transaction. Output from tax calculation X X  
Lines Number of lines used for calculating the tax in per-line taxes. Input in the transaction X X  
Lines Input in the transaction      
Locations Number of locations. Input in the transaction X X  
Minutes Number of minutes used for calculating the tax in per-minute taxes. Input in the transaction X X  
Tax Level Tax level identifier.

Indicates the jurisdiction level of the tax
0: Federal
1: State
2: County
3: City
4: Unincorporated
Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Tax Level Tax level description

Indicates the jurisdiction level of the tax
0: Federal
1: State
2: County
3: City
4: Unincorporated
Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Tax Log ID Primary key identifier for transaction. Output from tax calculation X X  
Tax Type Tax type identifier. Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Tax Type Tax Type description Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
Taxable Measure The basis for calculation of rate-based taxes. Simple transactions result in a taxable measure equal to the sale price. However, tax-on-tax, caps, thresholds, tiers, and taxable amount modifiers can all result in taxable measures that are greater than or less than the sale price. For rate-based taxes, Tax Amount = Taxable Measure * Rate.

Taxable measure is adjusted by any factor that changes the tax calculation. Examples:
Taxable measure exceeds the sale amount: Tax-on-tax occurs - the tax amount calculated includes tax amount from other taxes. The additional taxes to be included are added to the taxable measure
Taxable measure is less than the sale price: A discount is applied - safe harbor exemptions or internet tax in Texas where the first $25 is exempt from taxation
Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Telecom Transaction ID Primary key identifier for transaction. Output from tax calculation X X  
Termination Country Termination country for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination County Termination county for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination FIPS Code Termination Fip code for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination City Termination locality for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination NPANXX Termination NpaNxx for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination PCode Termination PCode for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination State/Province Termination state for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination Zip Code Termination zip code for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Termination Zip P4 Termination zip code plus 4 for taxing jurisdiction. Input in the transaction X X  
Transaction Charge Charge for the specific portion of a Bundle Output from tax calculation      
Transaction Count Number of transactions processed during the request Output from tax calculation X X  
Input Lines Number of lines used for calculating the tax in per-line taxes. Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Input Locations Number of locations Output from tax calculation X X  
Input Minutes Number of minutes used for calculating the tax in per-minute taxes. Output from tax calculation X X (Default)  
Input Transaction Type Transaction Type used in the input transaction.  If bundles are used, this column shows the specific Transaction Type used for the portion of the bundle Input in the transaction      
Transaction Type Transaction Type used in the input transaction.  If a bundle is used, this column shows the bundle ID passed in the transcation Input in the transaction X (Default) X X (Default)
User Exempt Flag indicating if the tax has been exempted by the user via Exemptions (exms) Output from tax calculation X (Default) X  
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