Skip to main content
Avalara Help Center

Change the location code of returns in Managed Returns

This article applies to:Avalara Returns

Some jurisdictions require returns be filed for specific locations. This is known as location-based filing. In such cases, there may be a requirement to change the location code used on a return.


  1. Go to Returns > View and add returns.
  2.  Find the return you want to edit, and select Details next to the return.
    If you can't find it in the list, use the search tool.
  3. Under the Locations section, select the required option.
    If you clear a selection, all transactions in the jurisdiction that aren't being used on another location-based form are used to file the return, whether or not they have a location code associated with them. 

    If the return form doesn't have a Locations section, it can't be filed by location.
  4. Select Save.

Remember to assign the new location code to the transactions that you want to be on this return. If you create a location but don't use it on transactions, your location-based returns can't calculate tax accurately.