State society members can now access up-to-date sales and use tax tools, educational resources, and Avalara partnering programs
Bainbridge Island, WA – June 26, 2014 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider, has formed a strategic alliance with the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (www.vscpa.com), a professional membership-based organization comprised of over 11,000 members, of which more than 9,200 are individually licensed CPAs who provide financial and related services in the state of Virginia.
Under this new partnership, VSCPA members will have unlimited access to up-to-date sales and use tax rules, rates, forms, and related reference resources, to better assist their clients, and/or their employers, in complying with a rapidly changing and complex regulatory environment. In addition, VSCPA member accounting firms will be able to take advantage of specific partnering programs that Avalara will make available to them to help differentiate their professional service offerings.
“Strategic partnerships with key vendor partners like Avalara are especially important to the Society and our CPA members,” said Stephanie Peters, the Virginia Society’s President and CEO. “We are very excited about having the variety of resources in Avalara’s Accountants Resource Center easily available to all our members. The complexity of sales and use tax compliance is a challenging problem for all businesses, and all of our members can benefit nicely from easy access to Avalara’s world class expertise in this difficult area.”
“Our new partnership with Virginia is the result of our ongoing efforts to provide industry-leading sales and use tax knowledge and resources to CPAs across the country,” said Ray Bigley, VP of Business Development at Avalara. “We are working hard to better educate and support accounting professionals in all aspects of sales and use tax compliance. Our new alliance with the Virginia Society is another step in achieving that objective.”
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales tax, excise tax, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions are designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.
Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents. 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 700 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: www.avalara.com
About the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is a leading statewide membership organization dedicated to enhancing the success of all Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and their profession by communicating information and vision, promoting professionalism, and advocating members’ interests.
Founded in 1909, VSCPA membership consists of more than 11,000 individuals who actively work in public accounting, private industry, governmental agencies, or at educational institutions. For more information, visit www.vscpa.com.