Activate Avalara

To use Avalara AvaTax, you need to install the Avalara AvaTax app in your Shopify admin, and then either connect it to your existing Avalara account or create a new Avalara account.

After you've connected your accounts, then you're ready to set up your tax codes.

Install and connect Avalara AvaTax

To install the Avalara AvaTax app and connect to your Avalara account:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Taxes.

  2. In the Tax services section, click Install app.

  3. Click Install app.

  4. Choose the option that matches your situation:

    Connect your existing Avalara AvaTax account.
    1. Click Connect an existing account.
    2. Enter your Avalara credentials. Your Account number is listed in the upper right corner of the Avalara AvaTax admin console.
    3. Click Save.
    Create an Avalara account and then connect it.
    1. Click Create account.
    2. Verify that the information in the form is correct. Shopify creates a default Company code for your store. If you want to change it, then enter the new code in the text field.
    3. In the Security section, create a new password for your new Avalara AvaTax account.


      Each of your passwords should be unique. Don't use the same password for more than one account, even if the accounts are related.

    4. Click Create account.

Now that you've connected your Avalara AvaTax account, you need to set up your tax codes.

Deactivate Avalara AvaTax

If you want to stop using Avalara AvaTax, then you can deactivate the service.

To deactivate Avalara AvaTax:

  1. In the Tax services section, click Deactivate.

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