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Install Avalara Connector for QuickBooks Desktop

This article applies to:AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop

Before you begin

  • Install any Windows operating system updates. 
  • If the QuickBooks Desktop is in multi-user mode, make sure all the users - including you - are logged out.


  1. On Avalara's website, go to Settings > Integrations.
  2. On the Manage integration tab, go to the tile for Connector for QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Click See Connector Versions > Download next to the latest version.
  4. Extract the contents of the .zip file you downloaded from Avalara.
  5. Run the .exe file to begin the installation wizard.
  6. Follow the prompts to install Connector for QuickBooks Desktop and then select Finish when the installation is done. 
  7. Install the connector on each workstation you want to connect to Avalara AvaTax.

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    If you're connecting many workstations, we recommend installing and connecting to AvaTax on each workstation before moving to the next one.

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