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Avalara Connector for NetSuite Release Notes

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Read the release notes to learn about the latest additions, changes, and fixes to Connector for NetSuite.

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Connector for NetSuite (2022 releases)

Release Date: 05, December 2022

Release Version: v8.3

What's New  

Disable tax calculation on a sales transaction

You can use the Disable Avalara Tax Calculation checkbox on a specific transaction to prevent the connector from calculating the tax for the selected sales transactions. For more information, refer to Restrict tax calculation on a sales transaction.

Enhancements

Share all purchase transaction details with AvaTax

A bill or vendor credit identified as a reverse charge transaction by Avalara AvaTax is now posted to AvaTax.

Updated the tax rate logic for Colorado Retail Delivery Fee 

The tax rate calculation logic for the Colorado Retail Delivery Fee line item has been updated. Now, the connector calculates the tax rate for the Colorado Retail Delivery Fee line item by combining all tax rates except the tax rate for Retail Delivery Fee (Flat Amount).

Enhanced the exemption certificate process

Adding exemption certificate process has been enhanced to automatically add a new customer in CertCapture or update the existing customer details in CertCapture. Once you select Add Exemption, add or update customer process is automatically performed by the NetSuite connector.

You are no longer required to manually add or update customer information before adding an exemption. Therefore, the Add Customer to CertCapture and Update Customer in CertCapture buttons have been removed from the Customer > Address tab.

Updated the sales tax adjustment logic

Before this release, a prerequisite existed to create an item in the credit memo using the exact “Sales Tax Adjustment” string. Now, this logic has been enhanced to consider the sales tax adjustment item even when the string doesn’t exactly match the case with the Sales Tax Adjustment string or if it has additional information along with the Sales Tax Adjustment string. For example, all these strings are acceptable: “Sales tax adjustment” and “sales tax adjustment - WA.”

Fixes

​​​​​The Exceeded_Max_Field_Length error for inventory items.

Fixed an issue that caused the EXCEEDED_MAX_FIELD_LENGTH error in the script when saving or creating the item in NetSuite.

Retrieve Certificate(s) Status opens a blank page

Fixed an issue where selecting Retrieve Certificate(s) Status on a customer record displayed a blank page when the Customer ID or Company Name field had a blank space in the string.

Prevent suspended SCIS transactions sharing to AvaTax

Fixed an issue that was causing the suspended cash sale transaction to be transferred from SuiteCommerce InStore (SCIS) to AvaTax. With this fix, suspended transactions aren’t shared with AvaTax anymore.

The reconciliation utility displays an incorrect record count 

Fixed an issue where the Reconciliation Results page displayed incorrect records count in the Only AvaTaxOnly NetSuiteAvaTax & NetSuite, and Reconciled count fields.

Performance improvement needed in NetSuite SuiteCommerce

Connector for NetSuite is now better optimized for use with SuiteCommerce (Web store).

Incorrect exemptions considered due to job

Exemption on an invoice was considered incorrectly based on the value from the Customer: Job field to apply exemption certificate. This issue occurred because the connector considered an exemption value from the job. The issue has been resolved by always considering customer information for providing an exemption on a transaction.

Only use customer details to create a sales transaction

When creating a sales transaction, job details were being used in the Customer Code field instead of customer details. The issue has been resolved by always considering customer details in the Customer Code field for calculating tax.

Release Date: 16, August 2022

Release Version: v8.2

What's New  

 

A new field ‘Tax Amount’ is added at the line level for all US sales transactions to show the tax amount.

  • You must save the transaction to view the tax amount at the line level.
  • If the Tax Amount Override check box is checked, then the tax amount won’t show up at the line level.

Enhancements

Extensions for SuiteCommerce Advanced

This release brings you the support for the following extensions in SuiteCommerce Advanced 2018.1 or later versions:

  • CertCapture integration - Enable this extension to manage customer exemptions from the web store.
  • Suppress tax calculation - Enable this extension to prevent tax calls to Avalara for each item added to or removed from the shopping cart. 

To set up the extensions, refer to Set up Avalara SuiteCommerce Advanced extensions.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue related to inaccurate tax rate being displayed on the transaction for Colorado Retail Delivery fee.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the tax calculation while applying promotional codes in SuiteCommerce Web store.
  • Fixed an issue where the VAT purchase transactions were not voided in Avalara.
  • Fixed an issue that caused slow performance of the invoice approval workflow.

June 27, 2022

Release 8.1   

New

  • Support for adding items from NetSuite into AvaTax. Learn more.
  • Support for importing multiple customers from NetSuite into CertCapture. Learn more.

Changed

  • Added support for retrieving certificate and certificate status in the view mode on the customer page. Learn more.
  • Added support for using the billing address to calculate tax for a transaction. Learn more.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the Latitude and Longitude details for customer addresses were not saved.
  • Fixed an issue where the tax call API retry method was not working in case of the connectivity issue.
  • Fixed an issue where an error "Field customer code is required." was displayed while adding a partner to CertCapture. This issue occurred when a Partner ID was selected in the Customer Code field on the Avalara Configuration page.

April 14, 2022

Release 8.0   

Changed

  • Select a transport value at line level in a purchase transaction. Learn more
  • Import address type added for vendors. Learn more
  • Select an import address for a vendor in a purchase transaction. Learn more
  • Purchase transactions with overcharged and equal charged amounts are now posted to AvaTax.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where a warning message "Please select an address line." was not displayed when no address was selected while adding a customer to CertCapture.
  • Fixed an issue where custom addresses were not updated in the transaction post validation.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a SuiteScript error "Record has changed" to display when the sales order was canceled. 
  • Fixed an issue related to cash refund that caused the tax amount to be calculated as 0$. This issue occurred when the native NetSuite tax engine calculated the tax.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect rounding of tax rate on the AvaTax Transaction Details page.
  • Fixed an issue where the transport value 'None' was passed instead of 'Seller' in a purchase as middleman transaction with triangulation enabled. 

January 10, 2022

Release 7.9   

New

  • Connector for NetSuite is now compatible with NetSuite 2022.1.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused an error "SSS_USAGE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED" to display when more than 100 lines of transactions were imported through CSV (with EUC and Multiple Shipping Route enabled).
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error "Record has Changed" to display for split tender payments that include a gift card in SCIS transactions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error "SSS_USAGE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED" to display while creating a recurring subscription invoice for the customer.
  • Fixed an issue where the transactions voided in SCIS were not voided in AvaTax.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error "Cannot call method "toString" of undefined" to display when the customer record was edited and saved.

Connector for NetSuite (2021 releases)

November 12, 2021

Release 7.8.1   

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the 'Ship To Select' field is shown as "-Custom-" for Webstore orders.

September 27, 2021

Release 7.8   

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused non-VAT fields (Middleman ID and Invoice Messaging) to display for non-VAT vendors on Purchase Order, Vendor Bill, and Vendor Credit.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error to display while inactivating a customer, lead, or vendor.
  • Fixed an issue that caused customers' exemption certificate numbers to be deleted if customer records are modified with the Map/Reduce script.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error to display while validating batch addresses manually.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an unexpected error to display while saving a sales transaction.

August 11, 2021

Release 7.7.1   

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused an error “You have entered an Invalid Field Value 0 for the following field: custbody_ava_transport” to display while creating transactions from the web services for European customers/vendors.
  • Fixed an issue where the SCIS cash sale documents were not posted to Connector unless they were reopened and saved in NetSuite.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error “This Document has not used AvaTax Services. Ship Method not selected, Shipping Taxcode is not AVATAX Taxcode or the Shipping Tax rate is not equal to zero.” to display while creating transactions from the web services for Canadian customers with a shipping method selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the recalculation batch was not working as expected for Canadian transactions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Validated check box to remain unchecked for addresses that were already validated for the customer record.

July 19, 2021

Release 7.7

New

Connector for NetSuite brings you the following enhancements:

  • Enhanced VAT capabilities including EU Triangulation sales and purchase transactions. Learn more

  • Select new address types for VAT customers and vendors. Learn more

  • Calculate tax on the dropship purchase order created manually. Learn more

  • Support for VAT CODE and Transport fields in VAT transactions. Learn more

  • Ability to classify items as pre-owned. Learn more

  • Support for tax calculation on the purchase order for VAT transactions. Learn more

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused an error message 'Cannot call method "toString" of undefined' to display while adding more than 10k+ customer addresses.
  • Fixed an issue where Entity Use Code was not used during tax calculations that were set for custom addresses on transactions created through web services.

May 28, 2021

Release 7.6.3   

Changed

  • The Harmonized System Code (HSN CODE) is now displayed on line-level items for cross-border transactions.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that prevented tax from being calculated for some sales invoices that were created through bulk processing.
  • Fixed an issue where the Entity Use Codes were not passed during tax calculation for transactions that were created via web services and imported into NetSuite.

March 28, 2021

Release 7.6.2   

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused slowness while processing transactions when extensive logging was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that caused slowness while processing SCIS returns.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Item line shipping error: An unexpected error occurred in a script running on this page" error to display when line level shipping was enabled for a sales order.

March 19, 2021

Release 7.6.1  

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue in which Entity Use Codes were not applied correctly in SuiteCommerce and SuiteCommerce Advanced.
  • Fixed an issue where the location address was not passed as the origin address during the tax call.

March 01, 2021

Release 7.6  

New

  • Connector for NetSuite is now compatible with NetSuite 2021.1.
  • The Reconciliation utility is updated to SuiteScript 2.0.

Changed

  • The script for the AvaBundleInstallation for NetSuite is updated to SuiteScript 2.0.
  • The script for the AvaReconcileTax Scheduled bundle for NetSuite is updated to SuiteScript 2.0.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused timeout after logging into the e-commerce store. This issue was due to some scripts that caused multiple calls to NetSuite resulting in timeout.

January 18, 2021

Release 7.5  

New

  • Added support for displaying custom duty and import tax on the history suitelet.
  • Added a line level field for custom duty rate.
  • Added fields for estimated tax and import duty on the header.
  • Added applicable warning messages to cross border transactions.
  • Added cross border support.

Changed

  • Updated the AVA_RecordLoadFromClient suitelet to SuiteScript 2.0.
  • Updated the AVA_CommitTransaction_Sched scheduled script to SuiteScript 2.0.
  • Updated the AVA_AddressValidate_Sched scheduled script to SuiteScript 2.0.
  • Updated the AVA_RecalculateTaxes_Sched scheduled script to SuiteScript 2.0.
  • Updated the AVA_AddressValidationBatch suitelet to SuiteScript 2.0.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Ava_Service URL is undefined" error to display when creating vendor bills in a CertExpress for NetSuite sandbox.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Error message: currentrecord.setvalue;" error to display when using a a non-taxable NetSuite tax code.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "CurrentRecord.setValue: Missing a required argument: value" error to display for some users when using a NetSuite tax code.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some invoices and credit memos to have tax rates that didn't match.

Connector for NetSuite (2020 releases)

November 23, 2020

Release 7.4  

New

  • You can now update CertCapture customer records from NetSuite.

Changed

  • Updated the Reconciliation batch to SuiteScript 2.0 and added pagination for more easily reading search results.
  • Updated the Transaction, Committed, and Void transaction lists to SuiteScript 2.0 and to add pagination for more easily reading search results.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where some users had discounts that were duplicated when converting from a sales order to an invoice.

October 12, 2020

Release 7.3  

New

  • You can now perform a tax date override
  • Added new help text and notifications

August 31, 2020

Release 7.2  

New

  • Connector is now compatible with NetSuite 20.2

Changed

  • Added help text to the secret key field

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused an inactive AvaTax account message to result in an "Unexpected end of JSON Input!" error
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented SCIS transactions from successfully posting to AvaTax
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users attempting to connect to an AvaTax sandbox environment to receive a "JSON.parse: unexpected end of data at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data" error
  • Fixed an issue that prevented cash sales through a point-of-sale terminal from posting to AvaTax
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to receive a "The_field_custpage_ava_coordinates_contained_more_than_the_maximum_number_(100000)_of_characters_allowed” error when editing or adding additional address locations in NetSuite

July 6, 2020

Release 7.1  

New

  • Added support for SuiteScript 2.0 authentication via a secret key. After you upgrade to version 7.1 or later of this connector, if you haven't entered a secret key, you'll be prompted to enter one when you go to Avalara > Setup > Configure Avalara.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the "Invalid custbody_avalara_status reference key 3" error in SCIS when updating the bundle.

May 25, 2020

Release 7.0  

Changed

  • The Tax Override field on transactions is now called Tax Amount Override.
  • Utility scripts, such as the Recalculate Batches and Reconciliation utilities, are now built with SuiteScript 2.0.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused a "Cannot read property" error to display on cash sales in SCIS when Disable Location Code was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that caused tax not to be calculated when a gift card was applied during a refund in SCIS.
  • Fixed an issue that caused tax not to be recalculated for returns in SCIS during a tax-free weekend.

April 6, 2020

Release 6.9  

Changed

  • We updated scripts not involved in tax calculation (e.g. Address Validation) to SuiteScript 2.0

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused fields to not properly display in columns when exporting an Address Validation batch

February 24, 2020

Release 6.8.1  

Changed

  • You can now issue a tax-only refund from a cash sale

January 7, 2020

Release 6.8  

Changed

  • Tax calculation is now triggered when a promotion code is added in SCIS

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where clearing the Taxable option on a customer record resulted in an "AVA_AddressIdDelete is not defined" error.
  • Fixed an issues where NetSuite Tran. No on the AvaTax Committed Transactions List was blank
  • Fixed an issue that caused some credit memos to be stuck processing when the Zip and State field values were removed during a return and exchange in SCIS.
  • Fixed an issue where tax was not being calculated when a shipping cost was added in SCIS

Connector for NetSuite (2019 releases)

October 25, 2019

Release 6.7  

Changed

  • Connector for NetSuite now supports closed periods to prevent tax calls when the NetSuite period is closed

July 8, 2019

Release 6.6 

New

  • Added a workflow script to commit transactions in AvaTax
  • Added support for accepted/rejected workflows
  • You can now submit a tax override on transactions

Changed

  • Connector for NetSuite is now better optimized for use with SuiteCommerce In-Store
  • Added support for additional tendering states in SCIS
  • You no longer need to use a username and password when logging in
  • You can now include more items in service item look up
  • You can now choose to pass the value in the Customer External ID field as the customer code

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused a "custpage_ava_entityusecodelist contained more than the maximum number characters allowed" error to occur when too many addresses were associated with an entity/use code
  • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect freight address to display
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Tax Included checkbox from working

February 27, 2019

Release 6.5.2 

Changed

  • You can now assign customers created in SuiteCommerce In-Store to the AVATAX tax code by default.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that stopped voided (canceled) requests in SuiteCommerce In-Store from being passed to AvaTax.

 

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