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Can I calculate tax where I don't have nexus?

Overview

You have a client in a new state that has asked if you'll charge and collect sales tax from them and remit it to the state. You presently don't have nexus there, but want to tell them what they need to remit to the state.

Environment

AvaTax

Resolution

  • Tax won't calculate in a state unless you select nexus for that jurisdiction in AvaTax
  • To check the rate in a state where you don't have nexus enabled, make a new company for test purposes and turn nexus on everywhere. Make sure no real transactions ever come to this company, and use the tax calculators to test rates.