Avalara Sales Tax Automation



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3
Commerce using on prem (EE)
1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2, 1.14.3

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
29 May, 2019
Extensions, Accounting & Finance, Taxes
License Type:
Open Software License 3.0 (OSL-3.0)


Fully outsourced, cloud-based sales tax compliance


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Avalara AvaTax is a fast, easy, accurate, and affordable way to calculate sales tax, manage exemption certificates, file returns, and remit payments across multiple tax regions, on a global level. With Avalara AvaTax, you no longer need to manually update sales tax rates, research jurisdictional taxability, or track tax holidays. The Avalara AvaTax engine automates the entire process for you!

Our tax decision engine automatically determines sales tax based on your customer’s information, what is being sold, and how it’s being shipped, automatically populating the order for your clients within your Magento shopping cart. That means you don’t have to maintain anything or make any tough decisions on how a product/service is viewed by a state/local jurisdiction – Avalara AvaTax handles that for you. 


A separate Avalara AvaTax account is required. Additional fees apply. Sign up here.


Fast: Avalara AvaTax delivers real-time sales tax calculations as the transaction takes place via a secure, encrypted internet connection – all without disrupting your existing workflow. 

Easy: Integrates seamlessly with Magento 1.x, helping to eliminate guesswork and reduce turnaround time for audit requests and customer purchasing.

Accurate: Using address validation, sourcing rules, product taxability, and jurisdiction assignment, Avalara AvaTax calculates up-to-date, real-time sales and use tax rates. Backed by the industry-leading Avalara Guarantee. 


Why Avalara? 

  • Currently serving 20,000+ customers
  • Millions in taxes calculated every day
  • 650+ prebuilt integrations – if your business grows or changes, no need for a new tax solution
  • Easily manage the entire lifecycle –Avalara AvaTax handles the full spectrum of compliance
  • 1,400+ employees dedicated to making your experience first class
  • Support for 190+ countries


Key Benefits: 

Join the thousands of Magento merchants that utilize the Avalara AvaTax sales tax software to eliminate manual sales tax compliance efforts. Learn how Avalara AvaTax makes sales tax less taxing with: 

  • Fast real-time calculations
  • Accurate tracking rates, rule changes, and tax holidays (backed by the Avalara Guarantee)
  • Seamless integrations with existing business systems (over 650 integrations)
  • Technology that is scalable for your company’s needs
  • Simplified sales tax compliance for businesses of all sizes (whether you’re just starting out, or are an established global retailer)


 See Why our customers chose Avalara AvaTax over the other options out there

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 1.4.2 1.5 1.6 1.6.1 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 1.10 1.11 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Purge logging algorithm was improved.
    AvaTax export configuration button was implemented.
    Shipping Tax Code configuration was added.
    'Non Taxable Goods (AvaTax)' product tax class is created during extension installation.
    Display Sales Full Tax Summary configuration flag was set to false when extension is turned on.
    Made improvements to connector's architecture.

    Fixed: Customer accounts are inaccessible in the admin view.
    Fixed: Checkboxes "Use Website" are displayed near titles of blocks for other stores.
    Fixed: Filter log is not displayed if invoice/credit memo are not sent to Queue table when shipping address is not selected as filtered in admin panel.


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 1.4.2 1.5 1.6 1.6.1 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 1.10 1.11 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Implemented SOAP Logging for Avatax API transactions.
    Implemented ability to disable normalization during checkout.
    Fixed M1.4 error: Call to undefined method Varien_Date::now().
    Fixed Magento SOAP API Error (quote object absence during order creation).


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