AvaTax API 19.10 Patch Notes

This article is about the October 2019 monthly update to the AvaTax API.

ENVIRONMENT URL RELEASE DATE
Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2019-10-17                                  
Production https://rest.avatax.com 2019-10-24

Sandbox testing window

The AvaTax release schedule includes a preview period during which time the latest software is available for integration testing in the AvaTax Sandbox Environment two weeks before launching to production. If your engineering team would like a sandbox account for integration testing purposes:

  • Development and Solutions Partners (DSP), please contact your Business Development Manager.
  • Avalara customers, please contact your Customer Account Manager or open a support ticket.

No release for November

Every year, in preparation for Cyber Week, our highest traffic-volume time, we freeze our code for a one-month period to ensure our infrastructure can provide the fastest and most reliable calculation, and help our customers achieve a successful holiday season.

This year, Black Friday is November 29, and Cyber Monday is December 2.  This makes the current release — our October release — the last release prior to Cyber Week. We will skip our monthly release for November.

See you all again in December!

Fixes and improvements

  • Certain characters are no longer allowed for new companyCodes, including “|”, “\”, “;”
  • DeleteCertificate API no longer returns a Certificate model
  • No longer throws error if address line1 input is longer than 50 characters, instead length will be truncated to 50 characters, for a smoother client-side workflow
  • RateDepends custom tax rule is now applicable to non-EU countries
  • Added API documentation for maximum batch file size allowed
  • Fixed 500 error for CreateItems API
  • Fixed 500 error for SendSales API
  • Added ID fields into SendSales API for uniqueness identification
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