Magento and Avalara AvaTax: Automated sales tax in the cart
Magento users already benefit from a feature-rich, open-source ecommerce platform that gives complete flexibility in the look, feel, and functionality of their online store. However, setting up the cart to calculate the varying sales tax rules and rates for hundreds of products and services across multiple jurisdictions can be time-consuming and error-prone, depleting valuable resources ecommerce merchants need to spend growing the bottom line.
Luckily, Magento has partnered with Avalara AvaTax to provide automatic sales tax calculations within the cart. Avalara AvaTax provides the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way to calculate sales tax within Magento; manage exemption certificates; file returns; and remit payments across multiple tax regions. Avalara AvaTax determines rates based on 100,000+ taxability rules in 11,000+ taxing jurisdictions and instantly applies them to each transaction within your Magento shopping cart.
Using the Avalara AvaTax integration with Magento provides greater granularity and visibility at the transaction level. Transactions within the shopping cart will hit the Avalara AvaTax interface as they occur. Further, you’ll be able to search them by document code and type, customer vendor code, and more, all sortable by invoice. Additionally, the AvaTax interface allows Magento users to drill-down to determine which jurisdictional rates were applied to each transaction, a crucial element of ecommerce in an age of rapidly changing Internet sales tax rules.
Avalara AvaTax for Magento pricing is based on an initial activation fee and the annual volume of transactions. Volume-based transaction plans work like cell phone minutes. Higher volumes cost less per transaction. Plans are available to suit businesses of all sizes.