Marshal Kushniruk

Members can now access up-to-date sales and use tax educational resources, hands-on tools, and Avalara partnering programs

Bainbridge Island, WA – April 10, 2014 – Avalara, Inc., (, a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider, has formed a strategic alliance with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (, a professional membership-based organization comprised of over 9,000 CPAs licensed to provide financial and related services in the state of Maryland.

Under this new relationship, MACPA members will have unlimited access, at no cost, to up-to-date sales and use tax (SUT) and related educational resources, to better assist their clients, and/or their employers, in a rapidly changing and complex regulatory environment. In addition, MACPA member accounting firms will be able to take advantage of specific partnering programs that Avalara will make available to them to help differentiate their services.

“Alliances with cloud based software solution providers like Avalara are increasingly important to our members, both in public practice and in business and industry, who need better information in technical areas such as sales and use tax reporting and compliance,” said Tom Hood, MACPA CEO. “By making its Accountants Resource Center available to our members, Avalara provides a great example of how our vendor partners can help all of our members achieve better results on a day-to-day out basis.”

“Our newly-expanded partnership with MACPA reflects Avalara’s ongoing efforts to provide industry leading sales tax knowledge and resources to CPAs across the country,” said Marshal Kushniruk, EVP Global Business Development at Avalara. “Our aim is to be the industry leader in educating and supporting accounting professionals in all aspects of sales and use tax compliance, including providing timely legislative updates. Our alliance with the Maryland Association is another important step in our strategy of forming meaningful and productive relationships with all of the state CPA societies.”

About Avalara Avalara makes sales and VAT tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers worldwide every day. Each year its SaaS-based transactional tax compliance automation software solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of dollars to state and local taxing authorities.

Recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, Avalara is integrated with leading ERP and ecommerce software systems that serve millions of businesses worldwide. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 500 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at:

About the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants The Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) is a statewide membership organization, with over 9,000 professional members, dedicated to protecting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession. MACPA members are CPAs in public accounting and consulting, corporate accounting and finance, and not-for-profit, government and education organizations. The Association also serves members in affiliate member groups for students, educators, and related non-CPA financial services focused professionals. For more information, visit