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Do international transactions need to use a different tax item other than AVATAX in NetSuite?

Overview

You need to know which Tax Item (Financial tab) on customer record to use for International orders.

Environment

NetSuite Basic

NetSuite OneWorld

Resolution

  • Just as you have to set up a tax code for US and Canada. You have to set a tax code for other countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, etc.
  • For example, if invoicing a customer in Germany, create a tax code 'AVATAX-DE'. For Australia, create tax code 'AVATAX-AUS'.
    • See Next Steps below.
  • Once the tax code is created, update the Tax Item field on the customer record with the appropriate tax code.

Note: For NetSuite OneWord, if you ship to addresses in other states/provinces/countires, ensure Nexus is added under the Subsidiary's nexus. Go to 'Setup' > 'Company' > 'Subsidiaries'. 

Next steps 

For more information, see Create a tax code in US & Create a tax code in Canada.