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Report Descriptions

AvaTax for Communications contains a number of useful reports, described in the table below.  Additional report descriptions and reporting columns are available in TM_00561_AFC Comprehensive Guide to Reports and Data Files for all AvaTax for Communications products:

  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications SaaS Pro (REST)
  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications SaaS Pro (SOAP)
  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications SaaS Standard
  • Avalara AvaTax for Communications License

For more information about the columns, see Reporting Columns.

All reports listed below can be generated within Customer Portal Explorer, simply by adding or removing columns and filters to the Transaction Detail template.

Report Name Description When to use Available in... Also known as
Compliance

A summary of liability by reporting jurisdiction.

The Compliance Report is used as the main input for the Returns for Communications process.  Use this report to validate final compliance data.
  • SSF
  • SCL
  • Compliance Report
Transaction Detail

A detailed view of each transaction line item (input) and the tax calculated (output).

Use the Transaction Detail report to reconcile your bill cycles and validate your tax data.
  • Transaction Detail Report
  • Detail Log Report
Custom Sort Report A customized summary-level report. The Custom Sort Report is designed to allow you to produce taxation reports which are sorted and summarized using client-specified fields and filters.

 

  • Compliance
  • SSF
Transaction/Service Report

A summary of revenue by taxing jurisdiction and Transaction/Service type.

Use the Transaction/Service Report to validate charge totals at the aggregated state and country levels.
  • TSR
  • RTR
Non-Billable Compliance Amounts A summary of "non-billable" liability by reporting jurisdiction. Non-Billable taxes cannot be passed on to your customers. The Non-Billable Compliance Amounts report lists aggregated tax amounts that can't be billed to customers
  • NBA
  • SSF
Billable Non-Compliance Amounts A summary of "non-compliance" liability by reporting jurisdiction. Non-Compliance taxes do not require remittance. The Billable Non-Compliance Amounts report lists aggregated tax amounts that have been returned, but aren't required to be reported to the jurisdiction on a return.
  • NCA
  • SSF
No Tax Log The No Tax Log contains transaction information for those transactions that don't return taxes. The No Tax Log helps you to reconcile your reports when a submitted transaction is successfully processed, but returns no taxes.
  • NTL

 

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