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Avalara AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce Release Notes

Read the release notes to learn about the latest additions, changes, and fixes to AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce.

AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce StoreFront Reference Architecture (SFRA) (2020 releases)

March 6, 2020

Release 20.1.0  

New

  • Added help text in to remind you to check your cross border tax profile settings in AvaTax
  • A message now displays during checkout if the transaction amount doesn't meet a country's de minimus value
  • Added help text above tax policy settings to indicate what Avalara cross border calculation supports
  • The attributes tab of a transaction now shows the tax breakout response from AvaTax
  • If the seller is the importer of record in a cross-border transaction, a message indicating this now displays at checkout
  • If the seller is not the importer of record, a message now displays during checkout indicating this, as well as an estimate of customs and duties owed by the buyer
  • In a cross-border transaction, customs and duties now display on a separate line from tax during checkout

Changed

AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce SiteGenesis JavaScript Controller (SGJC) (2020 releases)

March 6, 2020

Release 20.1.0 

New

  • Added help text in to remind you to check your cross border tax profile settings in AvaTax
  • A message now displays during checkout if the transaction amount doesn't meet a country's de minimus value
  • Added help text above tax policy settings to indicate what Avalara cross border calculation supports
  • The attributes tab of a transaction now shows the tax breakout response from AvaTax
  • If the seller is the importer of record in a cross-border transaction, a message indicating this now displays at checkout
  • If the seller is not the importer of record, a message now displays during checkout indicating this, as well as an estimate of customs and duties owed by the buyer
  • In a cross-border transaction, customs and duties now display on a separate line from tax during checkout

Changed

AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce StoreFront Reference Architecture (SFRA) (2019 releases)

December 6, 2019

Release 4.0 

New

  • Added help text and notifications to help you with cross-border tax calculation.
  • The Attributes tab of a transaction now shows the individual tax amounts included in the total from AvaTax.
  • In a cross-border transaction, customs and duties now displays on a separate line from sales tax during checkout.

Changed

  • You now access AvaTax configuration on the Account Settings tab at Merchant Tools > AvaTax > AvaTax Settings.
  • System integration document

AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce SiteGenesis JavaScript Controller (SGJC) (2019 releases)

December 6, 2019

Release 19.2 

New

  • Added help text and notifications to help you with cross-border tax calculation.
  • The Attributes tab of a transaction now shows the individual tax amounts included in the total from AvaTax.
  • In a cross-border transaction, customs and duties now displays on a separate line from sales tax during checkout.

Changed

  • You now access AvaTax configuration on the Account Settings tab at Merchant Tools > AvaTax > AvaTax Settings.
  • System integration document

AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce StoreFront Reference Architecture (SFRA) (2018 releases)

December 7, 2018

Release 3.0 

New

  • Added a utility to reconcile transactions between AvaTax and Salesforce B2C Commerce. During reconciliation:
    • You can push missing transactions to AvaTax one at a time or in a batch.
    • Transactions are marked as reconciled after successful reconciliation.
  • Canadian VAT now displays at checkout, with a tax breakout for GST/PST/HST.
  • Added a business identification number field to the customer account record to support reverse charges with VAT.
  • During object mapping, you can now use order_id or Order Number as the document code that's passed to AvaTax.
  • You can now pass the customer number, customer email, or a custom field as the customer code to AvaTax.
  • Added a configuration option to commit transactions to AvaTax when marked as paid.

Changed

  • Line numbers are now sent to AvaTax as sequential numeric values.
  • Enable AvaTax, Enable Address Validation, and Enable Test Pipelines/Controllers now default to Yes in AvaTax configuration.
  • Added a description to the AvaTax Default Shipping Method tax code.
  • Simplified the reconciliation utility window.
  • Updated the help text for configuration options.

 

AvaTax for Salesforce B2C Commerce SiteGenesis JavaScript Controller (SGJC) (2018 releases)

December 7, 2018

Release 18.3

Release number updated to 19.1, March 15, 2019

New

  • You can now calculate VAT.
  • You can now calculate tax in Canada, with tax details listed as GST, PST, and HST.
  • Order Number is now used as the document code passed to AvaTax.
  • You can now pass the customer number, customer email, or a custom field as the customer code to AvaTax
  • Added a configuration option to commit transactions to AvaTax when marked as paid.
  • You can now test the connection with AvaTax.
  • You can now save transactions as a Sales Invoice document in AvaTax automatically (also enables voiding and modifying) using a single configuration option. If you disable the option, you can calculate, but the sales aren't saved or committed in AvaTax.

Changed

  • Line numbers are now sent to AvaTax as sequential numeric values.
  • Enable AvaTax, Enable Address Validation, and Enable Test Pipelines/Controllers now default to Yes in AvaTax configuration.
  • Added a description to the AvaTax Default Shipping Method tax code.
  • Simplified the reconciliation utility window.
  • Updated the help text for configuration options.
  • AvaTax now supports line-level addresses for calculation. If all addresses are valid, the transaction is sent to AvaTax.
  • Simplified error messages, including resolution instructions where possible.
  • System integration document