Avalara (https://www.avalara.com), the leading provider of web-based sales tax automation solutions for businesses of all sizes, today announced becoming a Gold Industry Partner with Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com), the world’s fastest-growing eCommerce platform. Avalara joined a select group of trusted providers that deliver fully-integrated technology solutions to Magento’s more than 100,000 online merchants.

Over the past year, in tandem with new and proposed legislation related to the taxability of online sales, Magento customers have rapidly adopted Avalara’s web-based sales tax module, AvaTax, which offers the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way to calculate sales tax, manage exemption certificates, file returns, and remit payments across multiple tax regions, all within the Magento platform. AvaTax includes functionality to protect against audits, obsolete data, and changing tax laws. Sales tax calculations are delivered instantly, and AvaTax offers the most accurate calculations available anywhere, utilizing next-generation latitude and longitude geolocation technology.

Avalara provides one of the best technology solutions to an overly complex, time-consuming statutory tax requirement facing all online retailers, with AvaTax applying over 100,000 taxability rules across more than 11,000 sales tax jurisdictions at the point of transaction.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Gold Partner by the world’s fastest-growing eCommerce platform, and very pleased to be playing a key role in serving Magento’s rapidly-expanding roster of valued customers,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder at Avalara. “Our mutual customers are taking advantage of the most accurate sales tax calculation engine available today, and they’re always up-to-date with constantly changing sales and use tax rates, boundaries, and taxability rules across thousands of taxing jurisdictions nationwide. We look forward to serving an even broader segment of Magento customers who are ready to focus on core business-building activities, and outsource their sales tax burden to Avalara.”

“Avalara’s technology solution helps our customers automate and simplify the complex tax process,” said Bob Schwartz, President at Magento. “Our customers have fast growing on-line businesses and are many of the world’s best brands, retailers and innovators, as well as tens of thousands of small and medium companies. Avalara’s ability to serve this entire business continuum with their solution should be well received.”

“5dk is very pleased to be building an even stronger partnership with Avalara to make tax compliance easier for online businesses of all sizes,” said Chris Prescher, Managing Director of 5dk (http://5dkdigital.com/). “Their automated sales and use tax solutions enable us to provide our Magento clients with end-to-end, cloud-based solutions that are easy to use, install and integrate. Our solution partner affiliations with Magento underscore our mutual commitment to the open-source platform and to evolving our solutions with this e-commerce leader.”
For more information on AvaTax for Magento’s eCommerce platform, go to https://www.avalara.com/e-commerce/magento.

About Avalara
Based near Seattle, WA, Avalara, the market leader in web-based sales tax solutions, continues to transform and enhance the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes. With point-and-click ease, Avalara 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 https://www.avalara.com.

About Magento
Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com/) is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class ecommerce solution that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content, and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now part of the X.commerce division (http://www.x.com). Launched in 2007, the Magento platform now serves tens of thousands of merchants worldwide, and is supported by a global community of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento Go is a hosted, software-as-a-service solution that provides small and growing merchants with the ecommerce tools they need to succeed online. Based in Los Angeles, Magento, Inc. is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization dedicated to the mission of enabling the eCommerce ecosystem. http://www.magentocommerce.com