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An introduction to the Avalara VAT Returns service

This page provides an introduction to the Avalara VAT Returns service.

Your Avalara VAT Returns account

As part of the registration process, you will receive login details for your Avalara VAT Returns account. This is where you will upload your data. Please do not share your login details with colleagues as all the nominated users at your organisation will receive their own login details.

Your account will enable you to:

  • Upload your VAT returns data directly to our secure website.
  • Review draft VAT returns.
  • Approve your VAT returns at the click of a button.
  • View your filing calendar to see upcoming deadlines.
  • Access your historic filing data.

Avalara VAT Returns online account walk-through

Note 

Note

We are making regular improvements and updates to the VAT Returns platform, some visual elements in the platform will appear slightly differently than as shown in the above video.

Minimum browser requirements  

For the best experience using Avalara VAT Returns, make sure your Internet browser meets the minimum requirements detailed below:

  • Chrome: Latest version 
  • Firefox: Latest version 
  • Safari: Latest version 
  • Microsoft Edge: Latest version

The Avalara VAT Returns website provides a fully responsive experience across both computers and mobile devices.

Retroactive filing

If you are required to retroactively file returns, we will request transaction data for this when we contact you about your first filing, and it can be provided along with your first monthly data file (via the AvaTempate, AVTR, or both).

Registration and documents

During the on-boarding process we register you for various taxes in the countries in which you will be trading. Our registrations team will help you to identify the required registrations and get you set up.

Please be aware that in order to register on your behalf we will need to collect a range of information and documents, we will share a list of all required information and documents and you will need to get this back to us as soon as possible.

Please note we cannot complete registrations and get your ready to file if the required information and documents are not provided.

It can take quite some time for registrations to be processed, this varies from country to country.

Late or missing transaction data

In certain regions, Avalara may file a nil VAT return when a customer fails to provide transaction data, or provides data that is incorrectly formatted by the filing deadline. This is done to assist customers with remaining tax compliant. Further information on when Avalara will submit a nil VAT return can be found in the Nil VAT returns help section.

See also

VAT registration Process

Data and template types

Uploading data files to Avalara VAT Returns

Nil VAT returns

FAQs

Contacting Support

Note 

Note

Avalara AvaTax is a tax compliance solution that automates the complexities of calculating sales tax, VAT, and GST. Please ask your Customer Account Manager about Avalara AvaTax and how it can help with your VAT calculations.

 

 

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