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VAT Code and Transport fields in the enhanced VAT transactions

This article applies to:Connector for NetSuite

VAT codes are generated and returned as part of the AvaTax document data at the line level. The codes may be returned to your source system and may be used to report and file VAT returns.
The Transport parameter indicates who in the VAT transaction is responsible for handling the transportation of the physical goods. This field is required and must be submitted on all physical goods transactions.  

Before you begin

Ensure that you have the following before you proceed further:

  • You must have a VAT AvaTaxGlobal service subscription.

  • The VAT effective date must be 01st January 2021 or later to apply the new or enhanced VAT rules. If the VAT effective date is before 01st January 2021, then the old VAT rules will be applied for the transactions.

  • You must have the International Tax Reporting bundle installed in your NetSuite account. After installing the International Tax Reporting bundle, you will be able to access the EU Triangulation and other options at the line level.


  1. Log into NetSuite.
  2. Create a transaction.
  3. Add a line item.
  4. Select a Transport option. By default, the transport is considered Seller for sales and purchase transactions.
  5. Save the transaction.
    In the view mode, the VAT CODE displays at line level.
  6. Under the AvaTax tab, open the AvaTax document.
    In the AvaTax document, the VAT CODE displays for the transaction.
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