Chapter 41 TaxJar Connect

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TaxJar Connect

TaxJar Connect automatically connects Big Business to the sales tax system, TaxJar.

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TaxJar Registration

This Solution describes Registering the TaxJar Connect Add-On. (6854)


TaxJar Setup

TaxJar Setup lets you enter your API Token, Test the connection, and choose Mappings to use for calculating Taxes on Quotes, Orders, and Invoices.

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Zip-Tax Setup

Zip-Tax Setup lets you enter your API Key, Test the connection, and choose Mappings to use for calculating Taxes on Quotes, Orders, and Invoices.

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Use TaxJar

Use TaxJar is an optional setting on Tax Status to automatically look up taxes using TaxJar Connect.

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TaxJar Lookup

TaxJar Lookup is an optional button that appears on the Expanded tab of Quote, Order, or Invoice. Click to connect to TaxJar and it will fill in Tax.

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TaxJar Error

TaxJar will respond with an Error if there are any problems with a request.

"No to zip" means the Shipping Zip Code is blank, or not a recognized two-letter code, on the current transaction. Turn on Load Addresses, and that should fix it.

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Tax State

Tax State is an optional Field on Tax Status which can be used to automatically select the correct Tax Status by matching the Shipping State entered on a Quote, Order, or Invoice.

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Exempt States

Exempt States limits an Exempt customer to specific States. For example, a Wholesale customer would be marked Exempt and list their Exempt States, where they have a resale certificate or license. If you leave Exempt States blank the customer will be Exempt for all states, which might be the case for a Government customer.

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TaxJar Report

TaxJar Connect is an Add-On that automatically connects Big Business to the sales tax system, TaxJar. TaxJar Reports let you Export or Print the data you get from TaxJar--like State, County, and City results--for auditing and reporting.

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TaxJar Report, Expanded

TaxJar Connect automatically connects Big Business to the sales tax system, TaxJar. TaxJar Reports let you Export or Print the data you get from TaxJar--like State, County, and City results--for auditing and reporting.

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TaxJar Fields

TaxJar Connect automatically connects Big Business to the sales tax system, TaxJar. TaxJar Fields have been added to extend processing to Line Items.

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TaxJar Rates

TaxJar Connect automatically connects Big Business to the sales tax system, TaxJar. TaxJar Rates captures rate information for reporting.

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Smart Tax

TaxJar Connect uses Smart Tax to switch the Tax Status on Quotes, Orders, and Invoices by matching the Shipping State on the transaction to the State entry on Tax Status.

Smart Tax can also be used by custom solutions like BizApp for iPad.

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TaxJar Fixes

Big Business 11.27 updates Duplicate for Quote, Order, and Invoice so they clear TaxJar results.

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TaxJar Mappings

You can set TaxJar Connect to Automatic for tax lookup from Quotes, Orders, and Invoices. Or, you create your own Mapping by editing the automatic ones and clicking Save As in the lower right.

Big Business 11.27 and 12.6 update Automatic mappings for TaxJar to use Street and City (instead of just Zip).

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Origin States

These states were listed as origin-based (c. 2017):
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Illinois (IL), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), New Mexico (NM), Ohio (OH), Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Virginia (VA).

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Destination States

These states were listed as destination-based (c. 2017):
Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), District of Colombia (DC), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New York


New States

Big Business lets you immediately use the TaxJar Connect add-on for getting taxes for New States, where you have a new need to file, without disrupting your existing Tax Statuses for your old states. Also, if you are using TaxJar Connect, you can add new New States readily.

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TaxJar Response

Big Business uses the Response from TaxJar to record tax details and generate reporting with names of States, Counties, Cities, and Special Districts, along with Rates and Amounts.

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TaxJar Categories

TaxJar maintains a list of product categories for items that are exempt or taxed a reduced rates in some jusrisdictions. With this option, you can assign a Code and have it automatically applied. For example, Food & Grocery has the code 40030 and may be exempt from State tax in some states.

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Tax Code

Tax Code is a new field on Item card, History tab, used to assign a Code for sales tax lookup. Different systems have different code formats so this is simply a text box.

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Nexus States

Nexus States let you list the states you need to collect Sales Tax for. This works with automation to switch the Tax Status on sales, lookup taxes using TaxJar Connect, and so on.

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