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Run a consumer use tax return filing report

This article applies to:AvaTax

Use a consumer use tax return filing report to fill out your consumer use tax returns.

AvaTax begins updating report data every 30 minutes, so you may need to wait to see your most recent transactions in your reports. Go to the Transactions page for up-to-the-minute activity.

Learn about Reports in AvaTax.

Before you begin

If you sell on an online marketplace in a jurisdiction with marketplace fairness laws, remember to filter out transactions where the marketplace collected and remitted sales tax on your behalf.

Steps

  1. In AvaTax, go to Reports.
    The Transaction Reports tab opens.
  2. Select the Liability & Tax Return Reports tab.
  3. Select Consumer Use Tax Return Filing Reports for the report category, and then select the report type:
    • Consumer Use Tax Summary
      Shows a summary of tax liability by country or region. The totals in this report may not reflect all local taxes in California or Texas. Click through the California and Texas results for jurisdiction details.
    • Consumer Use Tax Jurisdiction Detail (various)
      Review transactions for jurisdictions in a state using the standard view. Other versions show different details (such as expanded, county city, combined view, combined extended, and combined view by taxing jurisdiction).
    • Consumer Use Tax Exemption Detail by Jurisdiction
      Shows exempt and non-taxable sales details.
    • Consumer Use Tax Levels Report California Detail
      Provides detailed information to help you fill out California state returns.
    • Consumer Use Tax Levels Report California Summary
      Provides summarized information to help you fill out California state returns.
    • Consumer Use Tax Levels Report Colorado
      Provides summarized information to help you fill out Colorado state and local home rule returns.
  4. Report details options change depending on the report you select. Select details to filter transaction information you want to include in the report.
  5. Select whether you want to preview or export the report, and then select Generate Report.
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