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What happens if I add a transaction for a return you already filed?

Overview

You've added a transaction for a previous period and want to know what needs to be done to include it on a return.

Environment

Returns

Resolution

  • Any transactions added to prior periods that is not included in your filing calendars or Avalara has already filed will not automatically be included in a return.
  • It is suggested to amend the return in the period that transaction is meant for.
    • This creates a proper document trail in case someone within your company or the state Department of Revenue has questions about the transaction or return.
  • The workaround to this, if filing an amended return is not ideal, is to update the document date of the transaction so that it falls in the current period and can be filed on the next return.

Note: You can see transactions added/adjusted for previous periods on the Backdated Transaction alert on the Home tab of your Admin Console.