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Why am I seeing the error "The Address number is out of range Address not geocoded" when I save a transaction in AvaTax?


You are saving a transaction and want to know why you are seeing the message "The Address number is out of range Address not geocoded"


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  • This indicates the address does not have enough correct information to provide a specific tax location
  • Confirm the address is accurate using an internet search to verify if it is missing information
    • Check for a directional (NW, SE, East) or a different type of street (Road, Boulevard, etc.) and the format
    • If a good address does not validate it is most likely not yet registered with USPS or Canada Post
  • Use 'General Delivery' in Line 2 to validate using the postal (zip) code to complete address validation immediately, if needed (see Note)
  • To ensure the address is added to our database as soon as possible,   and include:
    • Full street address (House number, street, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal code)
    • Image of location from online map (Google, Bing, MapQuest, etc.) showing the physical location pinpoint
    • General Delivery will no longer be needed once the address is added to our system
  • We will review the provided information and update our database if possible, if it is not possible to update our database we will provide specific next steps


Note: Ensuring the address is registered with USPS or Canada Post (as appropriate) will eliminate the need for including "General Delivery" in future. To use General Delivery:

  • Fill in the rest of the address as normal, including CityState, and Zip code
  • For systems with only one address line, list General Delivery at the end of Line 1 (after the street address)
  • The  CityState, and Zip code must be accurate or the address will still be rejected (error prevents saving
  • We will return tax for the postal (zip) codenot the specific street address, using the General Delivery area