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TobTax Compliance FAQs


Q: What is Avior Tobacco Tax Compliance (TobTax Compliance)?

Avior Tobacco Tax Compliance (TobTax Compliance) is a tax platform that provides tobacco excise tax processing in the cloud. It is designed to make tobacco tax preparation easier for tax administrators.

Q: What can I do with Avior Tobacco Tax Compliance (TobTax Compliance)?

You can prepare your tobacco tax returns for all jurisdictions in minutes. Just as Intuit's Business TurboTax enables corporate annual tax preparation and filing, Avior TobTax Compliance enables monthly tobacco excise tax preparation and filing in the cloud. Avior Tobtax provides comprehensive support for all U.S. federal, state, county, and city jurisdictions. Avior TobTax Compliance reduces IT costs by eliminating the need for IT development, maintenance, and support for tax processing. Avior Tobtax Compliance changes the economics of tax preparation by allowing you to pay only for jurisdictions that you actually need.

Q: Is there software to install?

There is no software for you to install, everything is processed on TobTax platform in secure cloud servers.

Q: What if tobacco manufacturers?

TobTax can process tax returns for tobacco manufacturers, distributor, wholesaler, and importers.

Q: Does TobTax Compliance work with my invoicing system?

TobTax Compliance works with almost all back office invoicing systems, ERPs, e-commerce or financial systems.

Q: Does TobTax platform validate inventory data using UPCs?

No, tobacco UPCs are reused by manufacturers, so there is no static universal UPCs table to use for validation.

Q: Do we need to provide data in specific format?

No, TobTax platform takes data as it comes from ERP in different format and multiple files. TobTax platform will curate and cross reference data from multiple back-end systems files.

Q: How data exchange work on TobTax-C platform?

TobTax platform user account includes two secure sFTP folders dropoff and pickup. /dropoff folder is used for user data files upload and /pickup folder is used by the user to download output tax returns files.

Q: How can I get started with Avior Tobacco Tax Compliance (TobTax-C)?

To sign up for Avior Tobtax, please contact our sales team.


Q: What data is required for vapor tax and PACK Act?

ATS accepts data in any format and multiple files. See example below:

Customers: Name, Street, City, State, Zip Code, Class of Trade

Inventory: UPC, Category, weight/Volume, Cost

Sales: Invoice, Customer, UPC, Quantity, Price

Q: Will I be alerted when failure occurs?

Yes, TobTax will send notification email to inform you that a failure occurred with description and severity.

Q: What if some of my data comes from outside my invoicing system?

That is ok, TobTax platform accepts data from multiple back-office systems and manually prepared data Excel sheets.

Q: Do we have to change/clean data before uploading it to Tobtax?

No, Avior TobTax works best on the most raw data possible. TobTax will curate, validate, and auto correct the raw data based on profile configuration.

Q: My developer that uses our ordering system is tapping into QBO to update customer data with license info. One question we don’t know yet is about using QBO’s api to tap into a custom field. If we can’t use this, is it possible to use an existing field to input the license number in?

Yes, you can use any field.


Q: How will I be charged and billed for my use of Avior Tobacco Tax Compliance (TobTax Compliance)?

TobTax Compliance pricing is monthly subscription fee which is based on your number of tobacco tax returns. To get accurate quote please contact sales team.

You can also refer to the FAQs page for each Avior platform for platform-specific questions.