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AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop Release Notes

Read the release notes to learn about the latest additions, changes, and fixes to AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop. 

AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop (2019 releases)

March 15, 2019

Release 1.00.89.00v2 

New

  • You can now create a test customer during initial setup
  • AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop is now compatible with QuickBooks Desktop 2020

Changed

  • Improved error messaging

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where items or services with a 0.00 price were listed as 0.00%
  • Fixed an issue where entity/use codes lists weren't updated when the connector was upgraded
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect AvaTax company displayed after importing another company's data
  • Fixed an issue that prevented changing the reconciliation date range after selecting an initial date range
  • Fixed the issue that caused an "AvalaraEventCallback.exe has stopped working" error when attempting to export or print an AvaTax reconciliation report

AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop (2018 releases)

December 21, 2018

Release 1.00.88.00v2  

New

  • Added a tax item rollback utility. Use this utility to restore tax items to what they were before you installed AvaTax.

Changed

  • Renamed the reconciliation window AvaTax Reconciliation
  • Entity use code F is now "Religious Organization"
  • Added entity use code M - "Educational Organization"
  • Improved the AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop setup wizard:
    • Added a message to let you know when the setup wizard finishes
    • Added buttons that make it easier to select/deselect tax items
    • The window pops up on top of your desktop (now it won't get lost if you're using many apps at once)

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that prevented tax calculation on the first transaction sent to AvaTax for some users
  • Fixed an issue with the tax schedule that caused an error
  • Fixed an issue with the Batch Address Validation utility that caused an error
  • Fixed an issue with user permissions that resulted in a "StatusCode 3260" error
  • Fixed an issue where tax was being calculated using different origin addresses for transactions with the same Site ID

August 21, 2018 

Release 1.00.87  

New

  • AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop now compatible with QuickBooks Desktop 2019
  • Added the ability pass a location code on a Purchase Invoice

Changed

  • Removed the "Taxable Sales by COGS" tax code TCG

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused a blank error message to display when adding a customer to CertCapture
  • Fixed an issue where overcharge and undercharge calculation were not triggering when attempting to assess consumer use tax
  • Fixed an issue where the "revenue account" value is blank due to the "Send Item Account To AvaTax" flag being set as 'False'
  • Fixed an issue where an unhandled exception error could occur when the AvaTax preferences menu was opened
  • Fixed an issue that could result in files being deleted from the Avalara bin folder after a "AvaTax has Stopped Working" error
  • Fixed an issue in which a credit memo created using "AvaTax Sales Tax Only Adjust" would post $0.00 in sales tax
  • Fixed an issue where the Destination/ShipTo address was not consistently being set when the AvaTax-POS tax code is used
  • Fixed an issue where a user was unable to validate credentials after upgrading to v.86.xx
  • Fixed an issue in which a "Connection Test failed" was being displayed after using connector v86.01 AvaTax preferences menu

April 13, 2018

Release 1.00.86.01   

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the initial tax calculation after starting QuickBooks Desktop was taking longer than expected.

March 30, 2018

Release 1.00.86.00   

New

  • AvaTax is now compatible with QuickBooks Desktop 2018
  • Added a configuration option to toggle automated Error List pop-up
  • Added a configuration option to resume calculation after an address validation error when there's still enough information for calculation (i.e. when zip code is present)
  • Added a utility to update tax items

Changed

  • Renamed "Disable tax calculation" to "Disable automatic tax calculation"
  • Improved labels for exemption certificate settings
  • Improved error messaging in customer exemptions settings

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where some users received an invalid certificate error
  • Fixed an issue where special characters were incorrectly encoded when records were imported from another source
  • Fixed an issue when creating a tax only credit memo that caused some users to receive a "You must enable Tax Adjustment functionality in configuration settings" message to display
  • Fixed an issue in the reconciliation function that resulted in some customers receiving an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error
  • Fixed an issue where discounts mapped to the tax code NT were being sent to AvaTax as taxable

 

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