Sales tax collection may be in the national spotlight now, but it’s an issue that’s always been front and center for business owners, says Rory Rawlings, co-founder of Avalara, a leading provider of sales tax automation services for small to mid-size business.
“Many people believe that sales tax collection has to be burdensome – that it requires a dedicated staff to stay on top of everything – but it doesn’t have to be that way,” says Rawlings. “The Internet sales tax debate often misses a critical point: companies of all sizes, including online retailers, can eliminate this pain point by automating the sales tax function just as they do payroll management. There is a practical solution available today for this pressing problem.”
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Rawlings, a CPA, software developer, and integrator of enterprise resource planning systems, speaks from experience. In 1999 he detected a huge unmet need among small and mid-size businesses for an efficient and affordable way to manage the transactional tax process and went on to build an automated sales tax solution that proved to be as fast, easy, and accurate as expensive enterprise alternatives.
Rawlings is available to discuss the state of sales tax calculation, collection, and reporting in general as well as the different solutions available to businesses if such legislation is enacted. Please contact Sheri Pollock at Avalara to schedule time.
Since its founding nearly a decade ago, Avalara has pioneered the service-based platform for tax automation and emerged as the dominant player in this large market by leading the automation effort for financial, ecommerce, POS and mobility applications for businesses. Today Avalara’s SaaS solution provides a complete set of transactional tax compliance services developed specifically to serve the needs of small to mid-sized businesses.