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Verify your jurisdictions and activate your company

This article applies to:AvaTax

Check the the list of places where your company is registered to collect and pay tax. Add effective and expiration dates, change tax type and place of supply settings, and add tax IDs. 

Before you begin

Gather the registration information for each jurisdiction. You can find most of this information on your tax returns and business registration documents.

  • Effective date for when your registration begins for each jurisdiction
  • Tax type you're registered to collect and pay
  • Whether your company has a permanent establishment in a country and if it is the importer of record for a country
  • Company tax ID numbers for each country

Steps

  1. On the Where You Collect Tax page, during the Avalara guided onboarding experience, double-check where your company is registered to collect and pay tax.
    1. To see locations within the U.S., select Sales and Use Tax, select Details, and then select the Pencil icon to review the tax type and effective date for each jurisdiction.
      By default, the effective date for a jurisdiction is set to one year prior. If you registered with a jurisdiction, but aren't allowed to collect tax yet, change the effective date to the future date when your registration begins. 
    2. To see locations outside the U.S., select VAT / GST, select Details, and then select the Pencil icon to review the tax type and effective date for each jurisdiction and to add your registration number.
    3. If everything looks correct, Select Done with Tax Jurisdictions.
  2.  Select Activate Company.

Your company profile is now set up. The next step you take depends on your company's needs. Some companies need to add other company locations for location-based filing. Other companies don't have Extractor and need to add online marketplaces.  

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