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Create a jurisdiction override

This article applies to:AvaTax

If you need a U.S. location to fall within a different jurisdiction than it's assigned to in AvaTax, you can create a jurisdiction override. Reasons you might consider a jurisdiction override:

  • Your company has an address that doesn't fall within the boundary assigned by AvaTax.
  • You have documentation from the state showing the correct tax jurisdictions and tax rate for an address.
  • The transaction is in a city that exists in more than one county or a county that crosses multiple city and or special tax jurisdiction boundaries.

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Important: Creating a jurisdiction override might affect your company's tax compliance. Consult with your tax advisor before creating a jurisdiction override.

Only Avalara account administrators can create jurisdiction overrides.



  1. In AvaTax, go to Settings > All AvaTax Settings. 
  2. Next to Advanced Account Settings, select Manage.
  3. Under Jurisdiction Overrides, select Manage Jurisdiction Overrides.
  4. Select Add a Jurisdiction Override.
  5. Fill out the information for the override.
    1. Enter an override a name that's easy to remember.
    2. Select an effective date to tell AvaTax when to start applying the override.
    3. Decide if the override should apply to a zip code or a specific address.
    4. Enter the zip code or the address and select Save.
    5. Select the jurisdictions you want to use.
  6. Select Save Override.