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What Exposure zone do I choose when there are multiple jurisdictions on a certificate?


You are working with a certificate that has several jurisdictions (a Multi-Jurisdiction certificate) and you want to know which jurisdictions to choose in Validation.


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  • The exposure zones you choose would be based on how your business wants to use the service
  • Some add every state that is listed on the certificate so that everything on the certificate is added for the customer
  • Some add only the states where they collect tax
  • For example, if you have a certificate for AK, GA, and CO, you may want to add all three states so you have all three on file, or you may decide to only add GA and CO, because you do not collect tax in AK.


Note: Every unique region attached to the certificate in Validation creates a separate certificate in the system.