AvaTax - Tax On Demand Service
Applies to: AbleCommerce 7.0.3 and higher
Download: AvaTax Connector (needed for versions 7.03 through 7.0.6)
Implementation Guide: AbleCommerce AvaTax Connector.pdf
Whether you’re a large, multichannel retailer, a boutique vendor, or a home based business with a specialty shopping website, you need to accurately calculate sales tax instantly, avoiding any delay to the customer at the time of purchase. Avalara provides robust e-commerce sales tax software solutions that integrate seamlessly with your e-commerce shopping systems and provide instant, accurate sales tax calculations at checkout. In addition, Avalara can provide all the back end compliance functions such as reporting, returns and remittance for your business.
The AvaTax connector will provide tax calculation services through AbleCommerce using Avalara's AvaTax service. It is a full featured integration that includes tax calculation and address validation. It is compatible with all major features of the AbleCommerce shopping cart, for example quantity discounts, shipping charges, and multiple origin/destination addresses.
The AvaTax service must be purchased separately from Avalara.com in order to make use of this feature.
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To enable AvaTax Service within AbleCommerce
After installation of the AvaTax connector, or for versions that include built-in support, follow the instructions below to enable automated taxation. It is assumed that you have been provided account setup information by Avalara.
Live Tax and Address Service URLs:
Avalara will provide some assistance in determining the best method for configuring your taxes within the AvaTax console and AbleCommerce store.
You can calculate tax based on a product SKU match, or the product's tax code setting. This is covered in the implementation guide AbleCommerce AvaTax Connector.pdf
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