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What is the difference between AVATAX, AVATAX-POD, and AVATAX-POS Tax Schedule IDs?

Overview

You want to know how the AVATAX, AVATAX-POD, and AVATAX-POS tax schedule IDs function.

Environment

AvaTax

Resolution

  • The AvaTax tax schedules control how the Origin and Destination addresses are used for tax calculation.
    • The AVATAX schedule sets the Origin address to either your company address or the warehouse address.
      • This schedule allows the service to determine whether the sourcing is from the Destination or the Origin. 
    • The AVATAX-POD (Point of Destination) schedule forces the tax calculation to be based off the Destination address.
    • The AVATAX-POS (Point of Sale) schedule forces the tax calculation to be based off the Origin address