Getting Started with AvaTax Sales Tax Automation
page last edited on 15 November 2016
To enable AvaTax Sales Tax Automation at your X-Cart store, follow these steps:
Get an account with Avalara and activate it: Log in at https://sandbox.admin.avalara.com/ (for Development Accounts) or https://admin.avalara.com/ (for Production Accounts) using your user id and password. After successful account activation you will be provided with your account number and license key. Be sure to record them for future use: the account number and license key are needed for API access, and you will need to enter them on the ”AvaTax Sales Tax Automation” addon settings page in your X-Cart store.
Configure your company settings and tax profile on the Avalara end:
You can get started by clicking ‘Get Started’ on the navigation bar when the ‘Home’ tab is selected. Detailed information on configuring your Avalara account can be found in the Avalara Help Center.
Enable AvaTax Sales Tax Automation in your X-Cart store:
- Make sure the AvaTax Sales Tax Automation addon is installed and enabled (See AvaTax Sales Tax Automation Addon: System Requirements and Installation).
- Configure the addon (See Configuring the AvaTax Sales Tax Automation Addon).
- Map the products in your store’s catalog to specific AvaTax tax codes (See Mapping Products to AvaTax Tax Codes).
Help make this document better
This guide, as well as the rest of our docs, are open-source and available on GitHub.