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Avalara AvaTax for OpenCart 02.00 Release Notes

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Read older release notes to learn about the previous additions, changes, and fixes to AvaTax​ for OpenCart 02.00. For more detailed information about AvaTax​ for OpenCart, see the AvaTax for OpenCart user guide.

See the latest release notes.

April 29, 2016

AvaTax​ for OpenCart 02.00 release


  • Minor improvements and fixes

January 29, 2016

  • Avalara release
  • A self-provisioning feature for new users lets you create a 30 day AvaTax account and company trial plan without any assistance. Download and install the AvaTax add-on in OpenCart. Then go to the OpenCart > Admin Panel > System > Settings > Avalara tab and click Sign Up.
  • Improved nexus functionality provides a list of suggested countries/states for nexusHoverTT.png and lets you select nexus in more than one jurisdiction for a company
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November 20, 2015

  • Avalara release
  • Fixed an issue with the Test connection functionality in production accounts. After you click Test connection, you can now see the list of companies in the Company Name drop-down.

October 6, 2015

  • Avalara release
  • Compatible with OpenCart version from to 
  • The settings for AvaTax are now available under OpenCart > System > Settings. Select your store and click Edit in the action column. Go to the Avalara tab to edit the your Avalara configuration and settings.
  • Renamed Account Number to Account ID
  • The Test connection button is now available in the Avalara credentials
  • Added address validation functionality. You can now enable address validation for store and customer addresses.
  • To return validated address in uppercase, enable Avalara tab > Address Validation setting section >  Return address in upper case option.
  • The AvaTax for OpenCart integration details are now available in the Avalara Details section under the Avalara tab
  • Renamed Company Code to Company Name and the list is automatically populated after the successful verification of your AvaTax credentials
  • Fixed an issue regarding the discount applicable for a product in an invoice. This discount is now applicable only for a product and not all the products in an invoice.

April 30, 2015

  • Avalara release
  • Compatible with OpenCart version,, and
  • Now, you can choose to send the Model Number, UPC, or SKU to AvaTax to control product taxability.HoverTT.png By default, the model number is sent to AvaTax.
  • Integration with PayPal payment gateway. You are now able to see tax details if you chose to make payment through PayPal.
  • Tax calculation is now based on the Ship-to address. If this address is not available, then the Bill-to address is used.
  • You can now apply a discount coupon to a transaction. Tax is calculated on the amount after the discount is deducted. 
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