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Why am I receiving the error "Docdate is missing or invalid. A valid date is required?"

Overview

You are attempting to get the estimated tax on a recurring invoice with a future date, but is receiving the error, "docdate is missing or invalid. A valid date is required."

Environment

Quickbooks Online

Resolution

  • Recurring invoices are designed to call out to avatax on the "Next Date"
  • Trying to force it to call out to us before hand will result in undesired behavior such as the above error.
  • Do NOT click estimate for an invoice that doesn't exist yet.
  • The invoice will call out when it is created -on the "Next Date" specified at the top.
  • It will automatically call out for tax AND post to the admin console -- on that day the "Next Date"