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Map an item to a UPC in QuickBooks Desktop

This article applies to:AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop

To customize taxability for some products, you need to map the items to UPCs and model numbers. Send the UPC or model number from QuickBooks Desktop to AvaTax. If the UPC isn't available, the model number is set as the default and sent to AvaTax.


  1. In QuickBooks Desktop, go to File > AvaTax > Preferences.
  2. Select Taxability > UPCs.
  3. Select the item code you want to map from the UPC Field list.
  4. Select Save.