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Where does AvaTax for QuickBooks need to be installed?

Overview

Does AvaTax need to be installed on every computer, or just the server that holds the company file?

Environment

QuickBooks Desktop

Resolution

  • The AvaTax software needs to be installed on each Company File in QuickBooks
  • If you host the company file on a server, you will install AvaTax on the server first
    • Then install the same AvaTax version on each workstation that uses QuickBooks
  • If you use a terminal server, then only the server needs AvaTax installed
    • Anyone who is able to access the terminal server will be able to use AvaTax