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What do the Invalid ExemptReasonId in the Failed API report mean?

Overview

You want to know what the ExemptReasonId codes translate to on exemptions in CertCapture.

Environment

Avalara AvaTax

Avalara CertCapture

Resolution

  • The codes as they appear in the Failed API report, the Admin Console (the letter), and the exemption reason chosen in CertCapture (the label)are listed below:
    • A) FEDERAL GOV
    • B) STATE GOV
    • C) TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
    • D) FOREIGN DIPLOMAT
    • E) EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS
    • F) RELIGIOUS OR EDUCATIONAL
    • G) RESALE
    • H) AGRICULTURE
    • I) MANUFACTURERS
    • J) DIRECT PAY
    • K) DIRECT MAIL
    • L) CUSTOM/OTHER
    • N) LOCAL GOV
    • P) COMMERCIAL AQUACULTURE (CN) 
    • Q) COMMERCIAL FISHERY (CN)
    • R) NON-RESIDENT (CN)

 

Note: A particular exemption reason may apply only in certain states, and that can change over time, the following exemption reasons will only ever apply in the following countries:

  • A, B, and N are for use in the United States only.
  • P, Q, and R are for use in Canada only.

Some regions do not have sales tax which will cause this error.