Leading e-commerce provider to launch AvaTax for Miva Merchant

San Diego, CA and Bainbridge Island, WA – February 1, 2011 – Miva Merchant (www.mivamerchant.com), a leading supplier of ecommerce software and services recently announced a strategic partnership with Avalara (www.avalara.com), a leading provider of fully automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions.

“After considering a number of solutions, Miva Merchant has determined that Avalara’s AvaTax will provide the accuracy, precision, and support that Miva Merchant customers require for tax compliance,” says Rick Wilson, President and COO of Miva Merchant.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the knowledge that we are bringing affordable business efficiencies to our customers by virtue of our partnership with Avalara,” added Wilson.

AvaTax for Miva Merchant will eliminate the hassle of compliance processes and reduce the risk of business audits. The web-based service delivers automated rate calculation, address validation, as well as jurisdiction, rate, boundary and rule research.  Coupled with automated filing, remittance and exemption certificate management, AvaTax for Miva Merchant is the final word in sales tax compliance and management.

“AvaTax is the industry standard for automated sales tax solutions and we are proud to add Miva Merchants to the list of leading providers who have chosen to incorporate our service into their offerings,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder of Avalara. “We are truly excited to be a part of the Miva Merchant family of solutions, and believe this partnership brings the best of e-commerce and the best of sales tax compliance to an audience that demands nothing less than absolute leadership.”

About Miva Merchant
Miva Merchant offers a complete e-commerce solution consisting of PA-DSS validated shopping cart software, PCI compliant ecommerce hosting, credit card processing services and custom website design & development. Over 50,000 merchants use Miva Merchant’s highly customizable, intuitive and scalable ecommerce software. These merchants range from hand-selected boutique product stores to manufacturers directly integrating their manufacturing with distributor access and an online retail presence. To see examples of online stores running on Miva Merchant, visit http://www.mivamerchant.com/, and for more information contact Miva Merchant at (858) 731-4000 or media@mivamerchant.com.

About Avalara
Headquartered in Bainbridge Island, WA, Avalara is the recognized leader in web-based sales tax solutions, and is transforming the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes.  With point-and-click ease Avalara, the provider of AvaTax, AvaCert and AvaFile , provides the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way for companies to address their statutory tax requirements.  Avalara is the industry’s most trusted provider of sales and use tax automation solutions, serving more than 40,000 registered users located throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad, delivering more than 350 million sales tax transactions, and filing and remitting more than $10 billion in sales & use tax collections per year.  Avalara is one of America’s fastest growing companies and Microsoft’s SaaS Partner of the Year for 2010. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com.

To set up an interview with executive Scott McFarlane please contact Yvonne Tomascak, Marketing Manager at Avalara, at 206-826-4900 x1149, or email yvonne.tomascak@avalara.com.