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What controls which lines are discounted?

Overview

You want to know how discounts are applied in the Avalara service.

Environment

Avalara AvaTax

Resolution

  • Discounts are applied to all lines which are flagged to be discounted (Discounted = True)
    • The lines receive a proportionate amount of the discount value:
      • A discount of $10 applied to 2 $5 lines and 1 $10 line:
        • $5 - $2.50 discount (25% of discounted lines = 25% of discount value)
        • $5 - $2.50 discount (25% of discounted lines = 25% of discount value)
        • $10 - $5.00 discount (50% of discounted lines = 50% of discount value)
    • ​​A discount can be applied to make any line $0, but will not make an item a negative value (a $10 discount on a $5 item will result on a $0 item discounted only $5)
  • ​For any line which is not flagged (Discounted = True), no discount will be applied
  • ​For services that apply discounts prior to sending the values to Avalara, refer to the user guide for that service to see how discounts are handled.