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What does applied mean on a Certificate?


You are looking at an exemption tab under Organization in the Admin Console and see that there is a column labeled "Applied", with some certificates showing a checkbox which is flagged, and others not. You want to know what Applied means and why only some certificates are flagged.



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  • Certificates showing a check under Applied means that the certificate is currently "applied" to a transaction in the Admin Console making a transaction(s) exempt from tax
  • Avalara AvaTax automatically applies exemption certificate entries when processing transactions
  • If the certificate has not yet been applied to any transaction, it will not be flagged as applied 
  • You are not able to check this box as it is system driven.
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