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Get started with Avalara AvaTax for Communications

Follow the steps below to set up Avalara AvaTax for Communications for tax determination. 

Step Task
1

Obtain your Avalara AvaTax for Communications license. Learn more

2

Download and Install Avalara AvaTax for Communications.

Avalara provides you a single package to deploy, both:

  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications
  • Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations 

To deploy the package, see how to install Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. A valid license is required to configure and use these connectors.

3

Configure Avalara AvaTax for Communications to suit your tax calculation needs.

  • Connect to AvaTax for Communications - add company data, specify request configuration data. Learn more
  • Enable or disable sales tax calculation, address validation, or logging. Learn more
  • See version information for Avalara AvaTax for Communications. Learn more
4

Use utilities to download data from the AFC portal and map them into your environment for determining taxes. 

5

Send a test transaction using your sandbox account. 

Before you create a transaction, ensure that you have mapped the sales tax group and mapped the correct customer type and lifeline parameter.