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What custom tax rules can I create in SST states?

Overview

You use Avalara as your Certified Service Provider for the Streamlined Sales Tax program (Avalara is your SST CSP) and you would like to know what custom tax rules can be created in SST states so you can customize the way Avalara AvaTax calculates tax for your company. 

Environment

Avalara AvaTax

SST

Resolution

  • Tax rules you can create depend on your Volunteer status within a particular state:
    • For states where you are a Non-Volunteer, you can create any tax rule
      • (SST Non-Volunteer) is listed next to the state name in your Nexus settings 
    • For states where you are a Volunteer, the only custom tax rules you can create are: 
      • a taxability rule that makes an item taxable
      • a rate override rule that increases the rate collected
      • (SST Volunteer) is listed next to the state name in your Nexus settings 
  • See Add Custom Tax Rules for step-by-step guides on how to create tax rules and a full description of all available settings
  • Click here to see how to create a Taxability tax rule click-by-click in the Admin Console