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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
  • Washington


  • 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 the sum of all negative local amounts.
      • This amount is also added to the gross sales total to ensure that the tax amounts don't change and  that a negative sales amount is not reported on the Business and Occupation (B&O) page.
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