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Why is the wrong county tax calculating in California?


I have a transaction in California that is from one city in California to another and Avatax appears to be using the wrong County rate.


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California is a mixed sourcing state meaning that in California for intrastate transcactions (from California to California) the rate should be compromised of the following:


  • The State rate
  • The origin county rate of 1% plus the 0.25% rate
  • The Destination City and STJ rates.

Note: In general, you can check and adjust tax calculations at the line item level by using Review these calculations. To change the tax calculations for a line item, click the expand arrow next to the line item you want to adjust and then click Review these calculations.

On the tax calculation page, review how taxes were calculated for this line item and get help with any changes that you might want to make. This page can help you change the rate used to calculate tax on the item, change whether or not you collect taxes in this jurisdiction, change the address used to calculate tax, and more.

See also: Edit, commit, and cancel transactions





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