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Avalara AvaTax for NetSuite Release Notes

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

AvaTax for NetSuite (2020 releases)

October 12, 2020

Release 7.3  


  • You can now perform a tax date override
  • Added new help text and notifications


  • Improved performance during extensive logging

August 31, 2020

Release 7.2  


  • AvaTax is now compatible with NetSuite 20.2


  • Added help text to the secret key field


  • Fixed an issue that caused an inactive AvaTax account message to result in an "Unexpected end of JSON Input!" error
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented SCIS transactions from successfully posting to AvaTax
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users attempting to connect to an AvaTax sandbox environment to receive a "JSON.parse: unexpected end of data at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data" error
  • Fixed an issue that prevented cash sales through a point-of-sale terminal from posting to AvaTax
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to receive a "The_field_custpage_ava_coordinates_contained_more_than_the_maximum_number_(100000)_of_characters_allowed” error when editing or adding additional address locations in NetSuite

July 6, 2020

Release 7.1  


  • Added support for SuiteScript 2.0 authentication via a secret key. After you upgrade to version 7.1 or later of this connector, if you haven't entered a secret key, you'll be prompted to enter one when you go to Avalara > Setup > Configure Avalara.


  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the "Invalid custbody_avalara_status reference key 3" error in SCIS when updating the bundle.

May 25, 2020

Release 7.0  


  • The Tax Override field on transactions is now called Tax Amount Override.
  • Utility scripts, such as the Recalculate Batches and Reconciliation utilities, are now built with SuiteScript 2.0.


  • Fixed an issue that caused a "Cannot read property" error to display on cash sales in SCIS when Disable Location Code was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that caused tax not to be calculated when a gift card was applied during a refund in SCIS.
  • Fixed an issue that caused tax not to be recalculated for returns in SCIS during a tax-free weekend.

April 6, 2020

Release 6.9  


  • We updated scripts not involved in tax calculation (e.g. Address Validation) to SuiteScript 2.0


  • Fixed an issue that caused fields to not properly display in columns when exporting an Address Validation batch

February 24, 2020

Release 6.8.1  


  • You can now issue a tax-only refund from a cash sale

January 7, 2020

Release 6.8  


  • Tax calculation is now triggered when a promotion code is added in SCIS


  • Fixed an issue where clearing the Taxable option on a customer record resulted in an "AVA_AddressIdDelete is not defined" error.
  • Fixed an issues where NetSuite Tran. No on the AvaTax Committed Transactions List was blank
  • Fixed an issue that caused some credit memos to be stuck processing when the Zip and State field values were removed during a return and exchange in SCIS.
  • Fixed an issue where tax was not being calculated when a shipping cost was added in SCIS

AvaTax for NetSuite (2019 releases)

October 25, 2019

Release 6.7  


  • AvaTax for NetSuite now supports closed periods to prevent tax calls when the NetSuite period is closed

July 8, 2019

Release 6.6 


  • Added a workflow script to commit transactions in AvaTax
  • Added support for accepted/rejected workflows
  • You can now submit a tax override on transactions


  • AvaTax for NetSuite is now better optimized for use with SuiteCommerce In-Store
  • Added support for additional tendering states in SCIS
  • You no longer need to use a username and password when logging in
  • You can now include more items in service item look up
  • You can now choose to pass the value in the Customer External ID field as the customer code


  • Fixed an issue that caused a "custpage_ava_entityusecodelist contained more than the maximum number characters allowed" error to occur when too many addresses were associated with an entity/use code
  • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect freight address to display
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Tax Included checkbox from working

February 27, 2019

Release 6.5.2 


  • You can now assign customers created in SuiteCommerce In-Store to the AVATAX tax code by default.


  • Fixed an issue that stopped voided (canceled) requests in SuiteCommerce In-Store from being passed to AvaTax.


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