Wix Stores: Collecting Tax in Home Rule States Using Avalara

A "home rule state" is a state in the US that has cities, counties, or special tax jurisdictions with self-administered local tax authorities. These authorities collect tax independently from their states.
Home rule states include:
  • Alabama
  • Alaska* 
  • Arizona 
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
*For stores based in Alaska:
To calculate tax correctly in Alaska, you will be prompted during setup to specify an Alaskan city or county.
Consult with an accountant or with your local tax authority to check if home rule regulations apply to your store.
When you use Avalara automated tax in these states, you might need to provide more specific information about your tax jurisdiction, in addition to the information you provided during setup in the Wix dashboard. Learn more in Avalara

To add specific jurisdictions for home rule states:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • If you've logged into Avalara before:
      1. Click here and log in to your account.
    • If this is your first login:
      1. Click this link to set your Avalara password.
      2. Enter the email you used to sign up with Avalara.
      3. Click Request reset.
      4. Click the link in the email you receive. 
      5. Create a new password.
      6. Click Save.  
  2. Click Avalara AvaTax.

  3. Click Settings at the top.
  4. Click Manage in the Where you collect tax section.
  1. Click Details next to the state you want to add jurisdictions to.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Enter your address:
      1. Click Add collection authority by address.

      2. Enter the address of the location where you need to collect tax.
      3. Click Validate.
    • Select your tax authority from a list: 
      1. Click Add collection authorities by picking from a list.

      2. Select the checkboxes next to the jurisdiction(s) you want to collect tax in.
      3. Click Add these collection authorities,
Do you need to collect tax in additional U.S. states or in additional countries? To add new regions, go to the Tax settings  in the Wix Dashboard and add them there. In the Avalara dashboard, you can only add or delete details to an existing region. You cannot add new regions. 

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