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AvaTax API 19.10 Patch Notes

  • Oct 20, 2019 | Qijing Yu

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

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

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.