Avalara Returns

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.


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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
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.

Single source of payment
Single source of payment

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

Trackable records
Trackable records

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

Timely compliance
Timely compliance

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

 Tax notice management
Tax notice management

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

Simple pricing
Simple pricing

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

Why Avalara
Customers just like you

From independent operators to midsize businesses and Fortune 100 companies, 20,000+ companies choose Avalara for tax compliance tools scaled to their needs.

700+ prebuilt integrations

With 700+ prebuilt integrations, our solutions come ready to connect to today's most widely used ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other business applications. Or connect your way using our advanced API.

Free tax services in 24 states

As one of the few state-certified service providers (CSP) for Streamlined Sales Tax (SST), Avalara offers no-cost sales tax calculations, returns preparation, and filing in nearly half of the U.S. 

Special offer

Get three months free automated sales tax calculations and managed returns

Terms apply

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

*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.

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