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What causes the error: "Tax override cannot be applied. No taxes to override"?

Overview

I am receiving the error "Tax override cannot be applied. No taxes to override " when calculating tax on transactions

Environment

Avalara AvaTax

Resolution

  • When entering transactions to the Admin Console Transactions tab or through your accounting system, the error received indicates one of the following:
    • Tax calculation is not enabled for the jurisdiction in question, in this case Missouri. 
      • Check that your nexus selection includes the destination location (Organization > Nexus)
    • The transaction was entered improperly
      • Maybe the wrong DocType was chosen, the override was entered incorrectly, no Amount was entered for the line item, no Qty or line number was entered for the line item, the line was not saved/closed before calculating
    • The account is an SST account and cannot perform overrides
    • A non-taxable/exempt customer or tax code has been entered on the transaction
  • When Importing transactions using the Transaction Import template, this error can also refer to the entry in Column AP
    • For ProcessCode 1 or 2 that override tax, input the tax amount desired in the TotalTax column (column AP).
    • For ProcessCodes 5 and 6 that override tax, input the accrued tax amount desired in the TotalTax column (column AP) and enter 0 in the Amount column (column N).