Avalara AvaTax

Avalara AvaTax is a cloud-based tax compliance solution that automates the complexities of calculating sales tax, VAT, and GST.

Automated calculations with AvaTax

Keeping up with frequent rule changes in jurisdictions around the world, including over 12,000 U.S. sales and use tax jurisdictions, can be a full-time job. Leave it to Avalara. We’re obsessively up to date and push updates from our powerful tax engine with no interruptions to your service. 

With over 700 prebuilt integrations, AvaTax connects seamlessly with the accounting, ecommerce, and PoS applications you already use, avoiding the need to refresh an entire infrastructure.

 


Knowing your nexus

Recent legislation changes in the U.S. has had a massive impact on ecommerce vendors, as a business can now have economic nexus with a state, even if the business does not actually have a physical presence in the state.

As a result of the landmark South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court ruling, any business selling into a state in the U.S. can now be held liable for collecting and remitting sales tax in that state, making it more important than ever for businesses around the world to be aware of their U.S. sales tax obligations.

Easing the complexity of returns

Sales tax return filing in the U.S. is a complex affair as all states have different rules, forms, and requirements. Avalara Returns can manage it all for you, allowing you to focus on your business rather than keeping track of state-specific paperwork.

Avalara Returns has direct access to your AvaTax data and data from any other source. It then processes the data and files the returns on your behalf.

Managing international customs duties

Exporting into another country can incur a lot of additional costs: excise duty, shipping charges, and sales tax or VAT, depending on the jurisdiction.

Avalara Item Classification enables sellers of all sizes to determine the duties, taxes, cost of goods sold, and shipping costs for global commerce transactions in real time. With regular updates, you can be confident you’re getting the codes required to ship wherever you’re shipping. The solution also integrates seamlessly into shopping cart software, allowing instant calculation of all duties and liabilities associated with the sale.


Features and benefits

Using AvaTax to manage your sales tax compliance offers a wide range of benefits to companies selling in, or into, the U.S.:

Delivers real-time sales and use tax calculations to your shopping cart or invoicing system
Delivers real-time sales and use tax calculations to your shopping cart or invoicing system
Cross-checks thousands of rates, rules, and jurisdictional boundaries
Cross-checks thousands of rates, rules, and jurisdictional boundaries
Uses advanced geospatial mapping technology for highly accurate tax calculations
Uses advanced geospatial mapping technology for highly accurate tax calculations
Connects to Avalara CertCapture to provide real-time exemption certificate management
Connects to Avalara CertCapture to provide real-time exemption certificate management
Allows export of transaction data for filing
Allows export of transaction data for filing
Sends data to Avalara Returns to prepare your returns
Sends data to Avalara Returns to prepare your returns
Automatically includes tax holidays and other external exemptions
Automatically includes tax holidays and other external exemptions
Minimises errors that result from manual processes
Minimises errors that result from manual processes
Improves compliance and reduces risks of inspection and audit
Improves compliance and reduces risks of inspection and audit

Related resources

Webinar: Super Sales Tax Tuesday

On Tuesday 1 October 2019, the imposition of US sales tax obligations on foreign (‘remote’) sellers and marketplaces goes full throttle!

Guide: Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Dummies

Sales & Use Tax For Dummies, Avalara Special Edition, helps you understand the constantly changing world of U.S. sales and use tax.

Guide: Sales & Use Tax Nexus

Does your business have sales tax nexus? Use our state-by-state guide to sales tax nexus rules to find out.

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