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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

Obtain your Avalara AvaTax for Communications license. Learn more


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.


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

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


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.