Step 5: Remit sales tax to the tax authorities
You’ve collected the appropriate sales tax amounts, and now it’s time to remit those funds to the tax authorities. Each tax authority has unique regulations for sales tax remittance, including due dates, how they should be remitted (either paper returns or electronic returns), and the frequency returns must be remitted.
What to do:
Ensure you understand the filing requirements for each jurisdiction where you collect tax. Determining your sales tax liability, what tax forms are required, and how to remit tax can be incredibly time-consuming, so make sure you have dedicated resources.
Let Avalara help:
Avalara Returns handles sales tax filing and remittance on your behalf by using your transaction data to automatically prepare and file your returns. Your filing and remittance process should scale with your growing business so you file more accurately, on time, and qualify for available early payment discounts.