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Jurisdiction Codes for Custom Tax Rules

Every tax jurisdiction in AvaTax is assigned a unique jurisdiction ID, code, and name. AvaTax uses these values to identify tax jurisdictions and apply the correct tax. They're useful in states like Colorado, where a business may reside in multiple local and special tax jurisdictions and tax rates can differ within a single zip code.

We call our unique jurisdiction identifier a juriscode. Use it when importing custom tax rules.

Download sales and use tax juriscodes

  1. Download the Sales-Use-Juriscodes-US.xlsx file to view sales and use tax juriscodes for states, regions, and special tax jurisdictions in the US.
  2. Use the values in the JurisdictionCode and JurisdictionTypeId columns when importing custom tax rules.

Contact your Customer Account Manager (CAM) for jurisdiction codes that aren't included in the juriscode files.

Jurisdiction types

Jurisdiction codes are categorized by type:

  • CNT - Country code
  • STA - State code
  • CTY - County code
  • CIT - City code
  • STJ - Special tax jurisdiction

Find juriscodes with the AvaTax Calculator

Use the AvaTax Tax Calculator to view tax rates and jurisdiction information for a specific address.

Find juriscodes with Avalara's API

Use the Avalara API to look up jurisdiction information yourself, and then filter your results.

ListJurisdictions - View all jurisdictions and filter results by state or region.

ListJurisdictionsByAddress - View all tax jurisdictions that apply to a specific address.



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