Get Smart about Sales Tax™

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Sales tax is complicated. AvaTax makes it easy.
AvaTax reduces audit risk with cloud-based sales tax services that make it simple to calculate rates, manage exemption certificates, file forms and remit payments. Best of all, AvaTax provides seamless, transparent integration with 100+ existing ERP, accounting, ecommerce and Retail POS systems.

Get intelligent sales tax calculations in your own software
AvaTax Calc integrates with your accounting or ecommerce software to deliver real-time sales tax calculations based on up-to-date sales and use tax rules. This includes sourcing rules, product taxability and jurisdiction assignment. Increased audit activity by taxing authorities demands businesses prove sales tax compliance through accurate calculations and reporting. AvaTax Calc makes compliance simple, with transaction history and on-demand reporting.

Speed up the exemption certificate process
If your business deals with exemptions, you have non-taxable transactions that must have exemption certificates on file to prove the non-tax status of your customer. If this process is manually managed, the risk of audit is increased through inability to produce certificates in a timely fashion, lack of traceability associating transactions to certificates and improper application of sales tax. AvaTax Certs is a complete exemption certificate management service. From wizard-driven online collection to associating the correct certificate with transactions, AvaTax Certs ensures you maintain compliance and reduce your audit risk.

Ensure timely filing and remittance
Dramatically increase accuracy and reduce the time your company spends on sales tax return processing with AvaTax Returns. AvaTax Returns automatically processes e-file, hard-copy and Streamlined Sales Tax returns for businesses of all sizes. Virtually eliminate time and money spent on audits or penalties and interest—AvaTax Returns ensures the right amount is remitted to the right taxing authorities at the right time.

Get Smart about Sales Tax™

Avalara, Inc appear to be growing too fast for their internal systems to cope. Prices are going up exponentially, and their support and service is dropping even faster. Their technology, although innovative 7 years ago is now dated. They have recently released a Rest interface, but it was years late. We understand from a complaint submitted to the Washington Attorney General that they are late and inaccurate with their payments to their integration partners.