Beyond rates—it's a sales tax decision engine
Our sales tax rates Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering is more than just a calculator for sales tax rates. AvaTax Calc is an easily integrated, dynamic tax decision engine. AvaTax dramatically improves accuracy because at initial calculation, AvaTax Calc:
- Validates and corrects the address—including ZIP code +4
- Identifies product taxability
- Applies the most current, up-to-date tax rules and regulations
- Verifies tax holiday status
- Applies sourcing rules (where taxable)
- Automatically assigns correct jurisdiction
THEN the service provides sales tax calculation for the transaction—all in real-time with no delay or interruption to workflow—and applies it in your billing system.
ZIP Code = One Sales Tax Rate, Right? No.
Sometimes, common mistakes happen that are understandable such as assuming sales tax rates are applied by ZIP code. Did you know that some zip codes encompass as many as five different tax rates? Check out Avalara's sales tax map to see how many tax rates need to be applied in your selling areas.
Why does this happen? ZIP codes were developed by the Postal Service to improve the efficiency of mail delivery. They rarely correspond to municipal or tax authority boundaries. Special tax districts for utilities, stadiums, museums and local municipalities are common throughout the US.
Risks of poor sales tax calculation and collection practices
Many businesses rely on transactional sales tax calculation methods that are not only inaccurate and difficult to maintain, but can cost thousands of dollars in audit penalties and interest through common mistakes and out-dated information. Businesses must stay up-to-date on current and changing tax rates and rules and implement them in a timely manner to avoid penalties and interest. If you do business in more than one tax jurisdiction, or in complex states, it easily becomes more than a full-time job to keep up with changing tax rates and product taxability. Why waste hours of valuable time that could be better spent building your business rather than dealing with overhead?
We've got you covered
AvaTax Calc provides your back-end research instantly, automatically and accurately. AvaTax Calc dynamically delivers 100,000+ taxability rules and applies them across 11,000+ jurisdictions. With AvaTax, we ensure you have the most current rates applied for all your transactions.
Easy implementation, full integration
AvaTax Calc integrates seamlessly with existing business systems so you are up and running faster with accurate sales tax decisions. We integrate with hundreds of financial applications, Retail POS, ERP, ecommerce and custom systems including QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, Epicor, Magento, NetSuite, Infor and more.
AvaTax Calc is a scalable, subscription-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that is tailored to each customer's specific needs. Empower your company to save time, money and expense by avoiding audit risk and improper sales tax calculation—call us today at 1-877-780-4848.
End-to-End Compliance with AvaTax
AvaTax Calc is part of the full AvaTax service that also includes exemption certificate management, filing and remittance.