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Why is my prepayment amount zero on the liability worksheet?


You are required file prepayments for certain states but noticed that the liability worksheet displays a zero.


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  • Most prepayment are calculated from transactional data in AvaTax.
    • Some are calculated from the current month
    • Some are calculated from the same month of the prior year
  • If there is no transaction data in AvaTax in the correct month, then there will be no data for us to calculate the prepayment on.
  • To correct this issue
    • You can do the calculation in house and enter that amount onto your liability worksheet, or
    • You can add your transaction data to AvaTax for those missing months so that AvaTax can calculate the prepayment automatically.