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When I pass latitude / longitudes on GetTax requests, why do I get an error message "Geocoding error Address is incomplete or invalid"?

Overview

I am trying to get a tax calculation from lat / lon (52.545102, 13.432883) in Germany. However I am getting an error message: Geocoding error Address is incomplete or invalid.

 

Environment

Avalara AvaTax

Resolution

  • Latitude and Longitude for international countries are not supported by AvaTax at this writing.
    • Only United "States" jurisdictions are supported
    • GetTax request using Latitude and Longitude for outside US locations cannot be geocoded, at this time, from any custom system or ERP
    • US Territorial jurisdictions are not included in the coverage at this writing.
  • If the coordinates are within the continental US, they coordinates must contain the information below:
    • City, State, Zip Code, Country
    • If the lat/long coordinates pinpoint to a location that is missing one of these entries, you can see the Geocoded error