Avalara Returns Excise Enterprise

Signature-ready fuel tax returns

Avalara Returns Excise Enterprise generates signature-ready fuel tax returns from fuel transaction data, enabling distributors, terminal operators, suppliers, fleets, retailers, and other filers to automate the filing process. Returns Excise Enterprise imports and transforms data from the back-office systems that track fuel transactions. Using customizable rules that embody local, state, and federal tax laws, Returns Excise Enterprise determines applicable taxes, generating schedules and returns for all major reporting jurisdictions in the United States. Workflow status is tracked and visible in a dashboard, making it easy to manage the process while helping ensure returns are filed on time. Tax returns can be filed electronically via EDI, XML, Excel, or other formats as well as paper.

Fast – Improve tax filing productivity by automating the filing process and eliminating manual data collection and tax calculation. Reduce implementation time and cost by using built-in tax rules, rates, and forms, and by integrating directly with your back-office systems. Enable business agility by making it easy to extend to new jurisdictions, add new business partners, or support new business models.

Accurate – Reduce tax errors and risk of penalties through automated data validation, built-in tax content, and timely and accurate content updates.

Fuel tax automation by industry leader

Returns Excise Enterprise is the leader in fuel tax automation. With comprehensive support for all major U.S. jurisdictions, Returns Excise Enterprise is a proven industry solution. Over the years, fuel industry tax professionals and taxing jurisdictions have both come to trust its ability to determine and file taxes reliably and accurately.

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Comprehensive coverage
Electronic or paper-based filing for all federal, state, city, and county returns, including motor fuel excise, sales & use, terminal operator, environmental, storage tank, and alternative fuel returns.
Tax update service
Monthly tax content updates ensure that rules, rates, and forms are always current and accurate.
Back-office integration
Automated data import from existing systems, improves productivity and eliminates error-prone, spreadsheet-based processes.
Report generation using a simple schedule query wizard and easy data extracts for analysis, audit response, or customer support.
Workflow automation and filing calendar
Customizable filing process with dashboard and calendar visibility to ensure timely execution of required tasks.
Flexible scenario-based architecture
Built-in rules can be augmented or customized by tax preparers, without programming or IT involvement.