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What Does "Pending Approval" Mean in the Liability Worksheet?


I see that a return has a filing status of "pending approval" in the liability worksheet long after a return would have been filed and I need to know why.


Avalara Returns


  • Click > to expand the state detail (if it is not already visible)

    • On the far left of the same line will also be "No registration information provided" under filing type

    • In order for us to file registration information must be provided in a filing calendar and the filing calendar must be active.


Note: If you have an Active Filing Calendar for the jurisdiction and the return isn't due during this period, it will accrue the tax collected and have a return status of, 'Pending Approval'.  Meaning you will approve this liability at the end of the period- being quarterly of annually.

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