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Map Your Company’s Tax Items to AvaTax.

This article applies to:AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop

Avalara AvaTax calculates taxes on transactions that you perform for your company. To retrieve the taxes on transactions you need to map your company’s tax items to AvaTax.

Map tax items to Avalara AvaTax

If you did not map your company’s tax items to AvaTax during basic configurations, you can do it any time later by using the Tax Item Mapper tool.

Steps

  1. On the Avalara AvaTax page, go to the navigation pane and click Tools > Tax Item Mapper.
  2. Use one of the following options to map your company’s tax items to AvaTax.

Restore tax items from backup

The Avalara AvaTax maintains a backup when you map your company’s tax items to AvaTax during initial configuration or later by using the Tax Item Mapper tool. You can use this backup to restore your previous tax items at any time.

Steps

  1. In the AvaTax connector for QuickBooks, go to Tools > Tax Item Mapper.
  2. On the Tax Item Mapper page, click Restore From Backup to open the said page.
  3. On the Restore From Backup page, review the former and current tax items, and then use the Restore from this backup button to restore your previous tax items.

    AvaTax takes you back to the Tax Item Mapper page.
  4. On the Tax Item Mapper page, click the Map to AvaTax button to complete the tax item mapping.
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