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Why is an unexpected rate showing for a city in the rates database?

Overview

You expect a city to have a certain tax rate, but that rate is assigned to a special district within the city, not the primary city row in the database. You want to know why the rate you expect to apply to the city is only showing on the row with a special jurisdiction.

Environment

ISPI

Avalara Rates

Resolution

  • The tax rate for the city shows the rate for the individual city, which may not include all the special tax districts you expect
    • The tax rate for a city can vary between different neighborhoods where different special tax districts exist.

 

Note: You can choose to use a different rate for your sales by choosing the row in the database with the rate you expect for your rate, work within your system to choose a different line.

 

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