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AvaTax API 19.9 Patch Notes

  • Sep 20, 2019 | Qijing Yu

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

Sandbox https://sandbox-rest.avatax.com 2019-09-23                                  
Production https://rest.avatax.com 2019-09-30

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.

Correcting error transactions

Our customers often find a need to correct their transaction errors after the fact, especially when the transactions are submitted through extractor applications. ErrorTransactions APIs provide a solution to this problem. These APIs will allow customers to review historical error transactions, fix them, and delete them.

In this release, we’ve added two APIs:

  • FetchErrorTransactions API – to fetch historical extractor-based failure transactions
  • DeleteErrorTransactions API – to delete failure transactions that no longer need be tracked

At the same time, CreateTransaction as well as CreateOrAdjustTransaction APIs are also updated to record extractor-based transaction failures.

Note that these error transaction APIs will only support extractor scenarios from this release; in the future, they’ll be expanded to more scenarios like batches and connectors.

Fixes and improvements

  • Stopped reflecting input in error messages, to prevent security issues
  • Enabled acceptance of multiple TaxCodes in SendSales APIs
  • Added new field isFein to company model to identify whether taxPayIdNumber is a FEIN or SSN
  • Enabled Meals tax calculations

Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Avalara Author
Qijing Yu
Avalara Author Qijing Yu
Qijing Yu started her journey at Avalara in early 2015. During her time with the company, she has gained a comprehensive understanding of tax compliance as a senior engineer across various teams and products. Today, she leads the AvaTax API and Developer Relations teams.