In conjunction with the new Indiana DOR website INTIME, Avalara is rolling out a new feature that lets you control the vendor discount claimed on your IN ST-103 return. (To make sure AvaTax is set up to work with INTIME, please see ACTION NEEDED: Indiana Department of Revenue transitions to new online portal for filing tax returns)
Currently Indiana allows taxpayers to claim a vendor discount credit for the following amounts, based on prior year tax liability as follows:
- 0.73% up to $60,000 annual sales tax collected
- 0.53% between $60,000 and $599,999 annual sales tax collected
- 0.26% over $600,000 annual sales tax collected
NOTE: If you need to update INTIME and Avalara Returns with INTIME login information, please see ACTION NEEDED: Indiana Department of Revenue transitions to new online portal for filing tax returns
View or update vendor discount rate
View or update the vendor discount rate that Avalara will claim on your IN ST-103 return:
- Go into your IN ST-103 scheduled return: Returns > All Scheduled Returns.
- Click the pencil icon next to your IN return to edit it.
- Update the IN Collection Allowance field. (For more information on editing returns, see Edit your scheduled returns.)
NOTE: For customers with existing IN ST-103 returns, Avalara has carried forward the discount rate from your previous return. However, you are now responsible for maintaining this rate in the event that it changes.
Notices or penalties generated from incorrect discounts
Any notices or penalties generated from incorrect discounts claimed will not be the responsibility of Avalara, unless Avalara claimed a different discount rate than was specified on your scheduled return.
Indiana determines this rate based on the previous July - June period (next year’s collection allowance would be based on tax liability from July 2019 - June 2020) and any rate change is effective January 1 of the coming year.
If you have questions about which Indiana discount rate applies to you, you should be able to view this information online. If you still have questions, please contact Indiana Department of Revenue.
SST customers: Please continue to upload notices for Indiana collection allowance rate changes into AvaTax. Avalara will continue to manage the collection allowance changes for Indiana SST returns.
If you have any questions about this new field or making sure your Indiana filing calendars are set up correctly please open a support case.