AvaTax for Ubercart now available to open source community

Bainbridge Island, WA and Mill Valley, CA – July 26, 2011 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), the leading provider of fully automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with DrupalSalesTax.com (www.DrupalSalesTax.com), a leading open source sales tax solution provider.

The Ubercart Connector for AvaTax CalcTMis an easy-to-use sales tax calculation and filing module that seamlessly links Ubercart with AvaTax CalcTM to eliminate the headache of tax compliance and to reduce the risk of business audits.  AvaTax CalcTM is a web-based service that delivers instantaneous sales tax calculations using a centrally-managed, highly accurate calculation engine leveraging up-to-date sales tax rates, rules and jurisdictional boundaries. Coupled with automated filing, remittance and exemption certificate management, the Ubercart Connector for AvaTax CalcTM provides unprecedented sales tax functionality to boost business productivity while minimizing audit risk.

“Avalara is the industry standard for automated sales tax solutions and we are proud to add DrupalSalesTax.com 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. “The open source community now has the ability to focus on their core business without worrying about spending additional time and resources on calculating and remitting sales tax. As more open source merchants realize the complexities of sales tax compliance – and that there is not a viable approach to manage with native platform functionality – they will see the benefits of the AvaTax solution.”

“We are very pleased to be the first partner to support the Drupal Ubercart community as part of Avalara’s open source strategy,” said A.D. Bischoff, Founder and President of DrupalSalesTax.com. “We believe that Open Source and Drupal 7 enables a new generation of e-Commerce websites. The beta versions of our Ubercart 3.x and Drupal Commerce connectors for AvaTaxTM will ensure that all companies investing in a Drupal e-Commerce platform will be able to comply with emerging legislation for Internet sales tax and assist businesses in meeting their sales tax compliance requirements.”

“The Ubercart Connector for AvaTax CalcTM has given us the ability to substantially improve our customers’ e-Commerce experience and streamline our corporate tax compliance by providing a seamless connection between our site’s shopping cart and Avalara’s proven platform for sales tax collection and reporting” adds Timothy Robb, Director Marketing, Goodway Technologies Corporation.

For more information about the Ubercart Connector for AvaTax CalcTM please visit www.DrupalSalesTax.com. For more information about AvaTaxTM, visit www.Avalara.com.

About DrupalSalesTax.com
Operating out of Mill Valley, CA, DrupalSalesTax.com is a growing technology company providing sales tax connectors for E-commerce shopping carts in open-source content management systems.  The Ubercart Connector for AvaTax CalcTM is the first in a line of connectors that will link Drupal Open Source E-Commerce sites with AvaTax CalcTM for sales tax solutions. DrupalSalesTax.com is a business unit of adTumbler LLC.

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.  Avalara’s AvaTax family of products provides end-to-end compliance solutions and is regarded as 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 and is one of America’s fastest growing companies earning recognitions such as 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 Lunceford, Marketing Manager at Avalara, at 206-826-4900 x1149, or email yvonne.lunceford@avalara.com.