Prepares and files your sales and use tax returns with a higher degree of accuracy than doing it yourself – and in a fraction of the time.

Stop the juggling act

So many deadlines. So many forms. Preparing and filing your sales and use tax returns is a tiresome task. Leave it to Avalara, and refocus your staff on other priorities.

Way less hassle

Returns has direct access to your tax data via Avalara AvaTax, so your returns preparation is faster and more accurate. In fact, you’ll barely lift a finger.

Easy compliance

Filing in multiple jurisdictions means remitting multiple payments. Returns consolidates your payments into a single transfer then distributes the funds on your behalf.

Reduce audit exposure

Keep your compliance on track, even as deadlines and regulations change. Returns helps reduce your risk of inaccuracies and late fees.

Completely customizable

Set up Returns for all the states and jurisdictions where you file, or just the most difficult ones — you decide. It’s easy to see what you owe where within your Avalara account.

Features and benefits

Prepared returns

Sign off on the returns we prepare, and we’ll do the rest, whether you file in one state or thousands of jurisdictions.

Timely compliance

We file the required forms at the required frequency, according to a calendar you manage, for easy multijurisdictional compliance.

Single source of payment

We pull funds from your designated bank account once each filing cycle then remit payments wherever they’re owed.

Tax notice management*

Let Avalara promptly provide information requested by state or local jurisdictions by way of related tax notices.

Trackable records

Cloud storage keeps your returns within reach, helping you comply with government records retention requirements.

Simple pricing

Choose subscription-based or per-return pricing, whichever is best for you. You can always change your payment plan later.

Works with
Avalara AvaTax

Dynamically delivers sales tax calculations to your shopping cart or invoicing system, and aggregates your transaction data so Returns can calculate what you owe.

Avalara CertCapture

A seriously upgraded way to manage tax documents in the cloud for tidy, audit-ready records. Syncs with your tax software to automatically apply exemptions at checkout.

Backfiling service

Spaced on a filing deadline? It happens. Rely on our expert team to quickly identify the best course of action and get you back on track.

Hear from our customers

“Avalara’s ability to scale with us has been essential, and we’ll be able to rely on Avalara as we continue to scale and grow.”

Beatrice Negru 
Duo Security

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*You must deliver all tax jurisdiction notices relating to your returns to Avalara within 10 business days of the notice date to help avoid delays. You must assume responsibility for all other notices. See Section 4 of Avalara Returns Terms of Use.