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What Should I Choose for Local Jurisdictions?

Overview

Since some states have local jurisdictions that are registered separately from the state, you are not sure what setting would need to be selected.

Environment

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Resolution

  • You should only choose local jurisdictions where you are obligated to collect tax
    • For some states selecting the Tax Type of Sales or Sellers Use Tax will prevent tax calculation for some or all local jurisdictions
  • If you are concerned about not collecting tax in all local jurisdictions, please reach out to the Department of Revenue and ask how they would like you to collect and file
    • It is not advised to enable nexus for local jurisdictions in which you are not required to collect tax
      • Collecting tax in jurisdictions in which you are not required to will trigger notices from the state for the over collected tax

Next steps

For more information, read add nexus jurisdictions.