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Add an online marketplace to your company profile

This article applies to:Avalara AvaTax Update

If your company sells products through an online marketplace, such as Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay, and your business application doesn't send location information to AvaTax, you'll need to add it to your company profile as a location. Adding an online marketplace as a location lets you view and sort transactions made for each marketplace and allows you to exclude those transactions from Returns when a marketplace collects and pays for you.


  1. In AvaTax, go to Settings > Company Locations and Marketplaces.
  2. Select Add a Location.
  3. Enter the marketplace details.
    1. For the location code, enter the name of the marketplace..
    2. For the type, select Marketplace.
    3. For the category, select an option depending on how the marketplace handles sales tax. If you're not sure which option to select, look at the marketplace help documentation or call their customer service.
      • Select Seller Remits Tax if you want to track your marketplaces separately and your business application doesn't share location information with AvaTax.
        Your company is responsible for collecting and paying taxes on transactions made through the marketplace.
      • Select Marketplace Remits Tax if you don't want Returns to pay tax for transactions from this marketplace.
        The marketplace is responsible for collecting and paying taxes for your company for transactions made through the marketplace.
    4. For the address, enter and validate your company's primary business address.
    5. Select an effective date indicating when you want transactions to start being calculated for this marketplace.
  4. Select Save This Location.
    The online marketplace is now set up as a location. Repeat these steps for each online marketplace your company uses.

If the online marketplace collects and pays tax on your behalf, set up a custom rule for those transactions to exclude them from AvaTax's calculations.

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