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Managing product tax codes

Purpose and scope

This screen is visible once you have installed Avalara AvaTax. Read How do I configure and manage Avalara AvaTax?to follow our step by step guide to integrate Avalara with WebShop. Read Integrating AvaTax with Aphix WebShop for an overview of what this integration is and how it operates.

Introducing terms and concepts used in this article



Product tax code

a classification that the merchant assigns to each product to allow a tax calculation engine calculate the correct sales tax to apply to an order.

Product code / SKU

the unique code for the product.

Step by step

Step 1: Log into Management Interface

Log in

Log into Management Interface using your username and password. This opens the dashboard of your Management Interface.

Step 2: Open Tax Codes


Click Catalogue on the left hand menu. This opens Product Administration, from where you can open the Tax Codes screen.

Action 1: Import product tax codes


Complete this step only if you wish to store your product tax codes in Management Interface.

You can update your product tax codes using a spreadsheet update. The spreadsheet consists of three columns: SKU, Name and Tax Code.




Product code


Product name

Tax code

Product tax code. Must be alphanumeric.

  • Prepare spreadsheet. To prepare the spreadsheet, download a full list of tax codes from Tax Codes Search (Avalara) and assign your products to relevant tax codes.

  • Click Import. This opens a screen to the right.

  • Click Select Tax Codes Spreadsheet. This opens a file browser.

  • Locate the spreadsheet you wish to import and click Open.

  • Click Submit. This validates your spreadsheet and uploads it for display in the Tax Codes screen. An error is returned if there is a problem with the contents of the spreadsheet.

Action 2: Export product tax codes


Click Export to automatically download a list of all product codes (SKUs), product names and product tax codes.

Action 3: Manually edit a product tax code

  • Double-click on a tax code to manually edit a product tax code.

  • Update the value in the field. Changes are automatically once you click somewhere else on the screen.

  • Click Esc to cancel editing the field.

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