You want to know what a Certified Service Provider (CSP) fee is and how it's paid.
In your Liability Worksheet (LWS), you will see a CSP fee if you are an SST Volunteer in that state.
This fee is paid by the state to Avalara as compensation for filing the returns since the returns are free of charge to you.
The fee equals a percentage of the tax collected and does not affect your liability with the state.
For more information on:
- Certified Service Providers, see the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc. page: CSPs and other providers. Note: this page is owned and maintained by the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc., not Avalara.
- Streamlined Sales Tax, see Avalara’s Streamlined Sales Tax – Frequently Asked Questions.