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Why was the reimbursement deduction used on my Washington return?


You have reviewed your WA return and found that the deduction type "Advancements Reimbursements Returns & Allow" was used and you would like to know why.


Avalara Returns



  • AvaTax automatically calculates and adds this deduction due to a local jurisdiction having a negative sales amount.
    • Both B&O and sales tax sections cannot report negative sales when filing the return on the WA website.
    • The total amount of the deduction should be double the negative local amount so that it is also adjusted on the state level.