Returns & Reporting

Offload the high cost and hassle of returns preparation, filing, and remittance — with automation

Find sales tax returns automation solutions for businesses of all sizes from small businesses to enterprise-level companies

Returns & Reporting

Offload the high cost and hassle of returns preparation, filing, and remittance — with automation

Find sales tax returns automation solutions for businesses of all sizes from small businesses to enterprise-level companies

Getting your business up and running with Avalara Returns is simple

STEP

01

Sync your sales data with what you already use, including Shopify, Amazon, Etsy, Walmart Marketplace, and over 1,000 other signed partner integrations

STEP

02

Add registration details for all the locations where you file

STEP

03

Access the Avalara Returns dashboard and remit payments automatically in a few steps

Getting your business up and running with Avalara Returns is simple

STEP

01

Sync your sales data with what you already use, including Shopify, Amazon, Etsy, Walmart Marketplace, and over 1,000 other signed partner integrations

STEP

02

Add registration details for all the locations where you file

STEP

03

Access the Avalara Returns dashboard and remit payments automatically in a few steps

Benefits of using Avalara Returns

SAVE TIME

Remove the manual tasks that expend your resources

Export sales data instantly with auto-populated forms

Use a single dashboard to access filing schedules and rules for every jurisdiction where you file

Remit once for all jurisdictions in a few steps

Digitally archive and store records for easy retrieval

REDUCE COSTS

Focus on more important parts of your business

Reduce the costs of outsourcing for manual filing

Manage returns within your other business applications

Keep resources focused on revenue-generating tasks

Grow and scale without slowing your business

MITIGATE RISK

Improve accuracy and reduce audit risk

Access records quickly and easily

Obtain detailed reports for state and local liability

Minimize disruption during an audit

Decrease potential errors through automation

Sales tax preparation and filing for businesses of all sizes

Avalara Returns for Small Business


Ideal for: Emerging and small businesses using online marketplaces or other platforms to calculate tax.

  • Save time with automated sales tax preparation and filing.
  • Track economic nexus to follow sales tax obligations.
  • Try it free for up to 60 days. Terms and conditions apply. See our offer for details.

Avalara Managed Returns


Ideal for: Medium-sized businesses that want to outsource sales tax preparation, filing, and remittance.

  • Offload part of the returns process and reduce costs.
  • Receive continuously updated data through native integration with Avalara AvaTax.
  • Let Avalara handle notice management and remittance in addition to sales tax prep and filing.

Avalara Managed Returns Premium


Ideal for: Large-sized and enterprise-level businesses that need dedicated support for sales tax returns.

  • Work with a dedicated preparer for your custom filing needs.
  • Give your business flexibility to deal with special requirements.
  • Minimize your compliance risk with comprehensive reporting.

Sales tax preparation and filing for businesses of all sizes

Avalara Returns for Small Business


Ideal for: Emerging and small businesses using online marketplaces or other platforms to calculate tax.

  • Save time with automated sales tax preparation and filing.
  • Track economic nexus to follow sales tax obligations.
  • Try it free for up to 60 days. Terms and conditions apply. See our offer for details.

Avalara Managed Returns


Ideal for: Medium-sized businesses that want to outsource sales tax preparation, filing, and remittance.

  • Offload part of the returns process and reduce costs.
  • Receive continuously updated data through native integration with Avalara AvaTax.
  • Let Avalara handle notice management and remittance in addition to sales tax prep and filing.

Avalara Managed Returns Premium


Ideal for: Large-sized and enterprise-level businesses that need dedicated support for sales tax returns.

  • Work with a dedicated preparer for your custom filing needs.
  • Give your business flexibility to deal with special requirements.
  • Minimize your compliance risk with comprehensive reporting.

All Avalara Returns products include:

Single, easy-to-use dashboard

Detailed state liability reports

Omnichannel integration (website, physical storefront)

Extensive self-service support center

Multi-user account access

Easy access to historical filing records

Integration with major ecommerce and marketplace platforms, POS, and other business systems (limited to Avalara AvaTax users)

Sales tax return products designed for you — from small businesses to enterprises

Features
Avalara Returns for Small Business
Avalara Managed Returns and Managed Returns Premium

Automated extraction of sales data from select marketplace, ecommerce, and accounting platforms


Sales and sellers use tax forms for every state


Consumer use tax filing


Outsourced filing for all returns

Optional ($25 per return)


Automated syncing with multiple sales and accounting channels


CSV transaction upload and error alerts


Economic nexus heat map


Transaction creation and editing within the UI


Management of filing entities and users in a single account


Support for free Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) returns


Sales tax and sellers use tax forms for local jurisdictions


Single source of payment (Avalara Treasury)


Notice management (notifications of changes to your returns from DORs)


Multi-location returns


Prepayments calculation and filing


Canadian returns


Direct point of contact and dedicated tax preparer

Managed Returns Premium only




MOST POPULAR
Avalara Returns for Small Business

Automated sales tax prep and filing for small and emerging businesses

Avalara Managed Returns and Managed Returns Premium

Managed sales tax prep and filing plus remittance and notice management

Automated extraction of sales data from select marketplace, ecommerce, and accounting platforms

Sales and sellers use tax forms for every state

Consumer use tax filing

Outsourced filing for all returns

Optional ($25 per return)

Automated syncing with multiple sales and accounting channels

CSV transaction upload and error alerts

Economic nexus heat map

Transaction creation and editing within the UI

Management of filing entities and users in a single account

Support for free Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) returns

Sales tax and sellers use tax forms for local jurisdictions

Single source of payment (Avalara Treasury)

Notice management (notifications of changes to your returns from DORs)

Multi-location returns

Prepayments calculation and filing

Canadian returns

Direct point of contact and dedicated tax preparer

Managed Returns Premium only

Returns solutions made for your tax type

Avalara VAT Reporting

Improve returns management and keep your business in compliance with country-specific VAT laws and directives with VAT returns software.

  • Reduce IT costs with cloud-based or on-premises options.
  • Keep informed through routine updates as tax authorities revise VAT registration and returns.
  • Enhance return accuracy with automatic data checks to find possible errors.
Avalara Returns for Communications

Manage communications tax returns preparation, filing, and remittance to save time while reducing your audit risk.

  • Stay informed with comprehensive reconciliation reports.
  • Increase agility to help expand into new services and locations faster.
  • Integrate with Avalara AvaTax for Communications and other tax engines to work with what you already use.
Avalara Returns for Hospitality

Simplify lodging tax return preparation and filing for your short-term rental.

  • Automate tax filing to save time and improve compliance.
  • Comply with state and local lodging and occupancy tax returns.
  • Manage end-to-end tax returns, remittance, and payments for required jurisdictions.
Avalara Returns for Beverage Alcohol

Streamline beverage alcohol tax and shipment reporting filing with fast and easy filings for direct-to-consumer (DTC) and wholesale channels.

  • Create DTC returns for sales and use tax, state and local excise tax, markup tax, liquor by the drink tax, and more.
  • Reduce manual filing steps with signature and e-file ready returns packets.
  • Manage your end-to-end returns process to facilitate compliance and reduce manual effort.
Avalara Returns for Energy

Streamlines excise tax returns for energy producers, distributors, traders, and retailers.

  • Aggregate data across business systems for improved accuracy
  • Manage scheduling based on automatically updated filing calendars
  • Generate signature-ready or e-file-ready returns

Explore Returns for Energy

Avalara Returns for Tobacco

Streamlines the preparation and filing of excise tax returns for tobacco and vape across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Import data from across business systems to improve efficiency and reduce errors
  • Access a robust filing calendar to help manage scheduling and workflows
  • Choose from signature-ready or e-file-ready returns

Explore Returns for Tobacco

Returns solutions made for your tax type

Avalara VAT Reporting

Improve returns management and keep your business in compliance with country-specific VAT laws and directives with VAT returns software.

  • Reduce IT costs with cloud-based or on-premises options.
  • Keep informed through routine updates as tax authorities revise VAT registration and returns.
  • Enhance return accuracy with automatic data checks to find possible errors.
Avalara Returns for Communications

Manage communications tax returns preparation, filing, and remittance to save time while reducing your audit risk.

  • Stay informed with comprehensive reconciliation reports.
  • Increase agility to help expand into new services and locations faster.
  • Integrate with Avalara AvaTax for Communications and other tax engines to work with what you already use.
Avalara Returns for Hospitality

Simplify lodging tax return preparation and filing for your short-term rental.

  • Automate tax filing to save time and improve compliance.
  • Comply with state and local lodging and occupancy tax returns.
  • Manage end-to-end tax returns, remittance, and payments for required jurisdictions.
Avalara Returns for Beverage Alcohol

Streamline beverage alcohol tax and shipment reporting filing with fast and easy filings for direct-to-consumer (DTC) and wholesale channels.

  • Create DTC returns for sales and use tax, state and local excise tax, markup tax, liquor by the drink tax, and more.
  • Reduce manual filing steps with signature and e-file ready returns packets.
  • Manage your end-to-end returns process to facilitate compliance and reduce manual effort.
Avalara Returns for Energy

Streamlines excise tax returns for energy producers, distributors, traders, and retailers.

  • Aggregate data across business systems for improved accuracy
  • Manage scheduling based on automatically updated filing calendars
  • Generate signature-ready or e-file-ready returns

Explore Returns for Energy

Avalara Returns for Tobacco

Streamlines the preparation and filing of excise tax returns for tobacco and vape across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Import data from across business systems to improve efficiency and reduce errors
  • Access a robust filing calendar to help manage scheduling and workflows
  • Choose from signature-ready or e-file-ready returns

Explore Returns for Tobacco

Avalara Returns for Accountants

Improve sales tax preparation and filing productivity to enhance your accounting practice and improve the client experience.

Avalara Returns for Accountants

Improve sales tax preparation and filing productivity to enhance your accounting practice and improve the client experience.

Trusted by


"The implementation of Avalara’s solution was really seamless and user-friendly. It was a simple, turnkey process, and when we have questions, the team at Avalara is very responsive.”

— Lois Browne, Vice President of Finance
Dylan’s Candy Bar

— Lois Browne, Vice President of Finance
Dylan’s Candy Bar

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