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Why is tax slightly higher than expected?

Overview

Why is the sales tax not calculating correctly?  There are random discrepancies of a few cents.

Environment

Avalara Avatax

Resolution

If an item has is 15$ and the tax rate is 7% the rates is broken into 5.5% state and 1.5% City
instead of (15 x .7) = 1.05 it's (15 x .55) + (15 x .15) = (8.25) + (2.25) = (83) + (23) = 1.06$