Activate Avalara

To use Avalara AvaTax, you need to have an active account with Avalara and connect it with Shopify. If you don't have an Avalara account yet, then you can create a new one from your Shopify admin. If you already have an Avalara account, then you can log in to it from your Shopify admin. After you've connected your accounts, you're ready to set up your tax codes.

Connect to an existing Avalara account

If you already have an Avalara account, then you need to connect it with Shopify before you can set up your tax codes.

To connect your Avalara account with Shopify:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, and then click Taxes.

  2. In the Tax services section, click Get started:

    Click get started
  3. Click Connect an existing account:

    Click connect existing account
  4. Enter your Avalara credentials:

    Enter avalara credentials2

    Note

    Your Account number is listed in the upper right corner of the Avalara AvaTax admin console.

  5. Click Save.

Your Avalara account has now been connected and activated.

After you've connected your Avalara account with Shopify, you can set up your tax codes.

Create a new Avalara account

If you don't have an Avalara account yet, then you need to create a new one from your Shopify admin before you can set up your tax codes.

To create a new Avalara account:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, and then click Taxes.

  2. In the Tax services section, click Get started:

    Click get started
  3. Click Create account:

    Click create account
  4. Verify that the information in the form is correct.

    Note

    Shopify automatically creates a Company code for your store. If you want to change it, enter the new code in the text field.

  5. In the Security section, create a new password for your new Avalara account:

    Avalara create password

  6. Click Create account.

Your Avalara AvaTax account has now been created and activated.

After you've created your Avalara AvaTax account, you can set up your tax codes.

Deactivate Avalara AvaTax

If you don’t want to use Avalara AvaTax, you can opt out by deactivating the service.

To deactivate Avalara AvaTax:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, and then click Taxes.

  2. In the Tax services section, click Deactivate:

    Click deactivate

Did you know?

If you decide to use Avalara AvaTax again, click Activate to enable it.

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