In their own words

Zoheb Jamadar

Owner at Jamadar & Associates

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Before Avalara, me and my people used to stay back in office ‘til late. Now my staff has a work-life balance, and I have picked up photography as a hobby.

My clients tell me that they are dealing with our third generation and have confidence due to our long term association. That’s the kind of trust my clients have, and I wish to keep that intact.

In the past, we mostly used the state utility for returns, which was extremely time-consuming. We tried using some desktop solution, but were not happy with the support. With J1 and J2 requirements making it necessary to complete disclosures of sales and purchases along with monthly returns instead of annual, the filing work became humongous. Our biggest worry was how to make it error-free.

We were in search of a software to help us with these mundane activities. We came across Avalara’s solution in a seminar and immediately picked it up. The bulk filing benefit of TrustFile Bharat was simply awesome, and the pre-population of annexures as per state guidelines made it very easy and quick for my staff.

Earlier, we had to go back a few pages on state utility to download the filing acknowledgement, but thanks to TrustFile Bharat, all these receipts get saved automatically in the cloud. Avalara has helped us save 60% percent of our time on these tasks — and the best part is, it’s error free.

As sales tax is moving towards GST now, Avalara is our first choice for compliance. I will suggest to Tax Consultants who are still relying on manual processes, that whiling away time correcting decimals and date formats doesn’t suit a professional. Adopting Avalara is a smart move and sure value for the money.