The requested filing status change is invalid.


  "code": "CannotChangeFilingStatus",
  "target": "Unknown",
  "details": [
      "code": "CannotChangeFilingStatus",
      "number": 401,
      "message": "Filing status cannot be changed to the requested value.",
      "description": "You may not change from -0- to -1-.  Only specific filing status changes are permitted.",
      "faultCode": "Client",
      "helpLink": "",
      "severity": "Error"


Customers using Avalara’s Managed Returns Service go through a few steps for each company that is a reporting entity in their account:

  • NotYetFiling - The customer has not yet requested that Avalara begin filing for this company.
  • FilingRequested - An account administrator has requested that Avalara begin filing for this company, but that Avalara's compliance team has not yet reviewed the request.
  • FirstFiling - Filing for this company / reporting entity has begun.

You can change the filing status of your company by calling the ChangeFilingStatus API. If you attempt to change to a status that is not yet permitted, you will receive this error message.

A customer can only request that a status be changed from NotYetFiling to FilingRequested. Avalara compliance team members will manage other status changes.