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Set Up Indiana Returns

This article applies to:Returns Central

Tell Us Where You Collect Tax 

Add Indiana to the places where you collect tax. This tells AvaTax to calculate tax on Indiana transactions. See the Indiana Department of Revenue website for details about nexus, registration, and taxes in Indiana.

Before you add Indiana, there are two things you need to do:

You don't have to select a tax type for Indiana.

"Sourcing" determines the location where a sale is taxed. Indiana is a destination-sourced state.

Add Your Company Locations 

Add any physical locations you have in Indiana. This is important for reporting on your return.

After you validate the address when you add a location, make sure it falls in the jurisdictions you expect. If not, you may want to manage your jurisdiction overrides.

If you have locations that are separate entities with different federal identification numbers, you can't consolidate them under the same Indiana tax ID number. They must be reported separately. These locations must be added in AvaTax and their location codes included on transactions.

If you have multiple locations under the same federal identification number, you can consolidate and report them under the same Indiana tax ID number.

Schedule Your Returns

After you tell us where you collect tax and add locations, you're ready to schedule returns. Go to Returns in AvaTax to provide a funding power of attorney and schedule your returns

Your company name and taxpayer ID from Your Company Details show up on your returns. Make sure they match what’s on your registration information.

Use this info to schedule your returns. Keep in mind that the selections you made when you told us where you collect tax, any location codes you entered, and the forms you select are related and should tie together.

  • Select form IN ST-103 to report all tax types. Confirm your filing frequency on the registration information provided by the state.
    • Make sure you enter your Indiana registration ID in the correct format. The Indiana Tax ID is a ten-digit number. Example: 01234567890. The registration ID for a location is the Indiana Tax ID followed by a three-digit suffix. Example: 0123456789-012
  • Currently, Indiana allows taxpayers to claim a vendor discount credit for the following amounts, based on prior year tax liability, as follows:
  • Indiana doesn't require prepayments

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