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How can I create a rule for all counties?

Overview

You want to create one rule to make all counties taxable in the same way for a particular tax code in a particular state.

Environment

Avalra AvaTax

Resolution

  • Use a tax rule import to create a rule changing a feature in all counties
    • See Add Tax Rules for full details on creating a tax rule
    • Use TaxRuleTypeID 4 (make the tax code taxable or nontaxable) in column C:
    • C TaxRuleTypeId Integer Required

      0 = Excise tax

      1 = Rate override rule

      2 = Base override rule

      3 = Entity use rule

      4 = Product taxability rule

      • Taxability shows the item as taxable or non-taxable, but does not change the rate
      • Alternatively you can use a Rate rule to change the rate
        • Both can have the same $0.00 result, if you want tax to be charged, but at a different rate, use a Rate override rule
      • Most customers choose Taxability because they want no tax to be charged, and they do not want to change the rate
    • Use juriscode * in column H:
      H JurisCode Text (10) Required

      Jurisdiction code:

      A mandatory field if you want to create a tax rule.

      An asterisk (*) indicates that it applies to all the jurisdictions of the type specified by JurisTypeId

      Example: For a state-level rule, the state JurisCode is required  and applies to all the instances of that level in the state.
      For a county-level rule, the county JurisCode is required. 

    • Ensure it applies to only the county jurisdictions by leaving the default 0 in column J
      J IsAllJuris Boolean Optional 0 = The tax rule only applies to the identified jurisdiction (column G). This is the default.