AvaTax now available for Force.com platform

Bainbridge Island, WA & Ellicott City, MD – August 30, 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 Accounting Seed (www.accountingseed.com), provider of Accounting Cloud, a 100% native full accrual accounting system on the Force.com platform.

AvaTax is an easy-to-use sales tax calculation and filing solution that integrates with Accounting Cloud for Salesforce to minimize the hassle of tax compliance processes and reduce the risk of business audits. The web-based service delivers instantaneous sales tax calculations using a centrally-managed, highly accurate calculation engine leveraging up-to-date sales tax rates, rules and jurisdiction boundaries. Coupled with automated filing, remittance and exemption certificate management, AvaTax provides unprecedented sales tax functionality to boost business productivity while minimizing audit risk.

“AvaTax is the leading solution for sales tax management and the logical choice for us to integrate with to offer our clients end-to-end sales tax compliance within Salesforce,” says Tony Zorc, CEO and founder of Accounting Seed. “This integration will allow our customers to easily keep up with their sales tax compliance in a tax universe that is becoming more hazardous to navigate each day.”

“We are proud to add Accounting Seed 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.  “For the first time, the Force.com platform 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.”

About Accounting Seed
Located in Ellicott City, MD, Accounting Seed offers Accounting Cloud for Salesforce, a comprehensive accounting application that is both 100% native to the force.com platform and fully integrated into Salesforce CRM. The application was designed by a team of certified public accountants, Force.com developers and business process consultants to embrace the flexibility of the Force.com platform.
Accounting Cloud is a horizontal solution providing all industries with a state of the art back office accounting suite with project accounting and robust financial reporting included in the package.

For press inquiries please email info@accountingseed.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.  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.