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Save Hours and Automate Your Filings with AutoFile


What is AutoFile?

AutoFile is the name of TaxJar’s automatic electronic filing service for state sales tax. Once you enroll, TaxJar will use the information we receive from your eCommerce providers & marketplaces to prepare and submit returns to the state, along with payments.

Is AutoFile required? Can I file on my own?

Yes, you always have the option to choose to file on your own or to have us AutoFile for you. TaxJar will create a “return-ready” report for each state where you file, so it often only takes minutes to complete your state returns by filling in the blanks on your state's filing website.

If you're spending valuable time filing and are looking to forget about due dates and late penalties, we recommend using AutoFile as your fully automated solution.

How much does AutoFile cost?

AutoFile costs $19.95 per filing to the state. This fee is in addition to our normal TaxJar monthly subscription fees starting at $19/mo.

New to AutoFile? Your First AutoFile is always FREE!

What do I need to enroll in AutoFile?

To enroll in AutoFile, you'll need to sign up for TaxJar (you'll need to upgrade if you're in a free trial) and have linked your eCommerce providers and marketplaces to TaxJar.

To AutoFile your return, we'll need a state sales tax registration, Tax ID, state filing credentials and a US based bank account.


How AutoFile Works

View our FAQs below for specifics on each step

TaxJar AutoFile Timeline

AutoFile is Available Everywhere!

TaxJar will AutoFile your sales tax returns for you in any US state.



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How to Enroll



Look for the Blue Button

Login to your TaxJar dashboard to view your eligible states.

Enroll up to 4 days before the state's deadline (*8 days for CO, FL, NV, SC, TX and *5 days for WA).

Complete the simple AutoFile state enrollment form and we'll begin preparing your return immediately!

Sit Back and Relax

We've verified your enrollment with the state and you're all set.

The month that your return(s) are due, look for an AutoFile return summary from TaxJar.

We'll let you know how much the state is going to debit from your account so you can be prepared for the withdrawal.

Check Status & View Confirmation

After we've completed your filing you can login to TaxJar to view your history (and a PDF confirmation of your return).

Your sales tax is now on auto-pilot. Your future returns will continue to be submitted via AutoFile unless you unenroll.

You can really forget about filing. Spend time on your business. Not sales tax!


Common Questions

Feel free to contact us if you can't find the answer to your question. We're happy to help you.

Why do you need my bank account information?

We use a checking or savings account to withdraw the money needed to pay the sales tax you owe the state. We use state of the art encryption for this information, and never withdraw money for purposes other than paying the state. More on that here.

In what states can I use AutoFile?

Currently, TaxJar provides AutoFile in every US state that requires a sales tax filing.

Will you be supporting international countries in the future?

We like to keep track of which areas people need AutoFile the most, so shoot us an email at [email protected] and let us know which country you’d like to see.

Does TaxJar offer AutoFile for all FBA Warehouse States?

Yes we do. You can view a full list of the FBA Warehouse states that all offer AutoFile here.

Can I still use AutoFile if I have wholesale and exempt transactions?

Not at this time but we do have plans to support exempt and wholesale customers soon. Learn more.

Why does it cost extra to use AutoFile?

AutoFile costs extra because it costs TaxJar money to file for you.

Do I need to remit payment to the state?

No. We will debit your payment account for the amount you owe on your sales tax and remit directly to the state. You never need to worry about paying on your own.

What if my state offers a discount for on-time filing

Many states offer money back for filing on-time. Other sales tax solutions keep this on-time filing reward for themselves, but TaxJar does not. Some AutoFile users find that this discount often covers the extra cost of AutoFile for them.

When will my AutoFile return be filed?

We begin the AutoFile process on the 5th of the month; you can view the complete timeline here.

Where can I read more about AutoFile?

Here are even more common questions and answers about AutoFile from other TaxJar customers

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