by Avalara


Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.2, 2.3
Commerce on prem (EE)
2.2, 2.3

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
09 April, 2020
Extensions, Accounting & Finance, Taxes
Supported Browsers:
Chrome Linux: 42, 43, 44 Mac: 39, 44 Windows: 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 Firefox Linux: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Mac: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Windows: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Opera Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Safari Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Edge Windows: 42 IE Windows: 10, 11, 8, 9
License Type:
Open Software License 3.0 (OSL-3.0)


Unify sales tax calculation, document management, and returns preparation under a single platform. It’s compliance done right.


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Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR) Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR) is a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance solutions. Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. Avalara's comprehensive solutions are designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. 

Getting sales tax right is easier said than done. With the changing and staggeringly complex nature of tax regulations, businesses are continually at risk of non-compliance. That’s the bad news. The good news: the Avalara Tax Compliance Suite has helped over 20,000 businesses address growing tax complexity through automation. Using a robust tax decision engine, Avalara AvaTax determines rates based on 100,000+ taxability rules in 11,000+ taxing jurisdictions and instantly applies them to each transaction within your Magento shopping cart. To take advantage, purchase an AvaTax account and enable the feature in your instance of Magento. 

Avalara maintains all the rates and taxability content on a monthly basis and the extension automatically calls out to AvaTax for the most current tax decision. You can also configure your shopping cart to allow Address Validation to verify, standardize, and correct addresses in North America. 

In addition to rate calculations, you can set an option to allow Avalara to file and remit taxes on your behalf and integrate with Avalara CertCapture, which allows you to track your tax-exempt customers and documents.      


Account & Pricing

An AvaTax account is required with this extension and must be acquired directly from Avalara. If you do not have an AvaTax account, sign up here.  

The extension can be installed without an AvaTax account; however, to use the extension you will need to enter the AvaTax credentials you receive when you open an account.  If you already have an AvaTax account, you can simply enter your existing credentials in the configuration of the extension. 

Additional fees apply. Pricing plans are based on usage. 



  • Jurisdiction Assignment: Geocoding technology pinpoint-positions transactions within all applicable jurisdiction boundaries. Geo-positioning provides the basis for precise identification of tax jurisdictions and roll-up to a total tax rate.
  • Address Validation: The most accurate and up-to-date address data available. Input addresses are automatically corrected for spelling errors and inaccurate street names. Five-digit zip codes are appended to nine-digit accuracy.
  • Product Taxability: includes researched and validated system tax codes into which are assigned a broad array of product categories and individual products. This provides highly accurate taxability assessments and ensures the correct rates are calculated for all products and services.
  • Reporting: Generating summary and detailed reports on-demand, easily and accurately, AvaTax gives you complete visibility to all transactions. Export your data for filing, or for complete end-to-end automation, use AvaTax Returns for fully outsourced sales tax compliance management.
  • Filing and Remittance: The filing and payment process is effortless for AvaTax Returns customers. Paper forms are printed and mailed, and electronic forms are filed as required by states. Remittance can be automated to a single payment via ACH transfer on the appropriate filing date.



Contact Avalara for any support requests via this page.

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Updated support documentation
    Coding standards updates


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Updated support documentation
    Add the version / build id to the AvaTax Configuration section


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