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Avalara AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Release Notes

Read the release notes to learn about the latest additions, changes, and fixes to AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (2020 releases)

September 18, 2020

Release 16.0.8.0v2  

New

  • AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is now compatible with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 16.4
  • AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is now compatible with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 16.5

Changed

  • Invoice Messaging now uses Global 2 features for invoice messages
  • AvaTax is now triggered when a purchase order or purchase invoice is released
  • AvaTax logs are now also generated when canceling tax, settling tax, and validating addresses
  • AvaTax now calculates tax when an order confirmation is generated
  • Updated error messages for the retrieve certificate option
  • Purchase Module documents now display only as Invoice and Credit Memo document types on the Reconciliation page
  • Updated AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to match Microsoft's changes to prepayment posting, including changes to partial posting and credit memos
  • An error message now displays in the AvaTax Tax Calc Utility if you attempt to get tax for a transaction with no lines
  • System integration document

Fixed

  • A changed or updated license key is now properly encrypted and stored encrypted
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Some information on page not up-to-date" error to display on service orders that had a combination of an invoice discount and a taxable line with a quantity of 1 and a line discount
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Some information on page not up-to-date" error to display on a sales order where both the quantity to ship and quantity to invoice were 0
  • Fixed an issue that caused the wrong document window to open after an address error
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Record already exists" error to display incorrectly on the Reconciliation page
  • Fixed an issue where the quantity shipped wasn't updated after the shipment was successfully created if Disable Tax Calculation was selected in AvaTax configuration
  • Fixed an issues that prevented native tax calculation from functioning in sales quotes and orders if Disable Tax Calculation was selected in AvaTax configuration
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Amount Inc Tax from updating after a preview posting
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Amount mismatch" error to display in the Reconciliation window during preview posting on a sales order with asynchronous posting enabled in AvaTax configuration
  • Fixed an issue that prevented bulk deletion of AvaTax logs based on date and log type
  • Fixed an issue that caused different amounts to display in test reports when display totals in CAD (Canadian dollars)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the native statistics window to open after the "Tax override can't be applied" error displayed in the Sales Module
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "No logs found" error to display when attempting to open AvaTax logs after receiving the "Tax override can't be applied"  error when trying to apply a tax override on a service credit memo
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Entity Use Code field from displaying in the Posted Service Transaction in Statistics window
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Record already exists" error to display after partial posting of a prepayment credit memo
  • Fixed an issue that caused a general ledger inconsistency when posting a service order with invoice discount
  • Fixed an issue with service line items posting to the general ledger when there was a partial posting, which was causing an error message and preventing the transaction from being posted
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the tax override amount from being applied during a partial posting 
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "G/L Inconsistency" error to occur on orders where different lines on a sales invoice had different shipping methods
  • Fixed an issue that caused Disable Use Tax Calculation to be cleared in AvaTax configuration even after an update was canceled in an attempt to prevent that
  • Fixed an issue that caused use tax assessment validation to occur even for vendors for which it was disabled
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly caused the system to treat a new sales order created after a preview posting as a duplicate
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Tax Area Code Mass Update utility to hang during updates of 1,000 customers or more

June 10, 2020

Release 16.0.7.2v2  

Changed

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when trying to use the Preview Posting function.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when trying to post prepayment sales orders as invoices.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "The record in table Sales Shipment Header already exists" error to display when posting an invoice.

May 8, 2020

Release 16.0.7.0v2  

New

  • You can now choose whether you see individual tax amounts by jurisdiction included in the total from AvaTax. Opting out may make tax calculation faster.
  • You can now map Avalara tax codes to item groups.

Changed

  • You can now use the Data Migration tool to migrate data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 16.0.7.0v2 or later.
  • System integration document

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that prevented you from posting transactions to the Async page.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when posting an AvaTax transaction for Newfoundland.
  • Fixed an issue that caused AvaTax to display the Line Amount Including Tax for partial shipment orders incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused only the first line of an invoice that had prepayments applied to the source sales order to show up in the AvaTax transaction.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when attempting to create a credit memo off of a prepayment invoice.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented tax from being calculated on new lines that were added to a reopened sales order.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect general ledger entries to be created when a different currency option was selected on transaction.

April 3, 2020

Release 15.0.6.1v2  

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that prevented tax from calculating correctly on prepayment invoices

AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (2019 releases)

December 20, 2019

Release 15.0.6.0v2  

New

  • AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is now compatible with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 15
  • You can now create a sales quote using a contact that isn't assigned to a customer

Changed

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that prevented special characters from being used in item numbers when using the AvaTax Tax Code Mapping table
  • Fixed the issue that caused EFT charges to reverse when using Chargelogic

September 27, 2019

Release 14.0.4.0v2  

New

  • You can now use the job scheduler to post invoices asynchronously
  • AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central now supports service module transactions for tax calculation
  • You can now validate multiple addresses at once with the using the AvaTax Batch Address Validation utility

Changed

  • You can now use the posting date or the document date as the date for calculating tax
  • Address validation buttons no longer display on pages when address validation is disabled
  • You can now pass an entity/use code (exemption) at the header or the line level on a transaction
  • Exemption processing and source code options for customer code are now consolidated into one option
  • Avalara tax code mapping is now automatically enabled in AvaTax configuration and the configuration option has been removed
  • System integration document

Fixed

  • Fixed the issue that caused preview posting to fail when using AvaTax
  • Fixed the issue that prevented the tax amount from updating after Release/Statistics operation
  • Fixed the issue that caused the "Document was posted, but TotalAmount is out of balance." warning to display
  • Fixed an issue with tax calculation when using transaction level discounts

March 29, 2019

Release 13.0.3.0v2  

New

  • AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is now compatible, as an extension, with on-premise deployments on your server

Changed

AvaTax for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (2018 releases)