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What is a Certified Service Provider (CSP) fee and how is it paid?


You want to know what a Certified Service Provider (CSP) fee is and how it's paid.


Managed Returns


You will see a CSP fee in your Liability Worksheet (LWS) 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.

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