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Get to Know Avalara Returns

This article applies to:Avalara Returns

Are you new to using Returns? We've gathered some resources to help you learn the basic features and functionality of the Admin Console. For each section below, there are videos, user guides, and recorded webinars so you can choose how you want to learn.


Introduction to the Admin Console

This user guide page provides an overview of every tab in the Admin Console and the tasks that you can accomplish in each tab.


Introduction to the Admin Console


Use the filing calendar

The Returns filing calendar records the filing frequency of the tax return forms for each state that your company files. The filing calendar enables you to create and edit all the information required for us to file on your behalf and view details of each scheduled filingHoverTT.png. These user guide pages and videos show you how to use the filing calendar to ensure we are filing in the right state at the right time for your business needs.

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Manage the liability worksheet

The liability worksheetHoverTT.png is a monthly summary of tax activity and liability by state. The worksheet provides up-to-date financial information for review and reconciliationHoverTT.png with your accounting, ERP, e-commerce, m-commerce, or POS application. The videos, webinar, and user guide page will walk you through the various features available in the liability worksheet.

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Manage tax notices

A tax noticeHoverTT.png is a notification from a tax jurisdiction informing a tax account holder of a requirement, adjustment, or error involving their tax account. All notices need to be sent to This user guide page shows you how to track the status of your notices.

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