SysIQ's AvaTax connector provides a simple way for IBM Websphere Commerce to integrate with Avalara's AvaTax Sales Tax automation solution. Avalara provides an end-to-end solution that automates the calculation, filing, and remitting of sales tax with professional sales tax services to support any WebSphere Commerce merchant's needs. This includes Avalara AvaTax for calculating sales tax, Avalara CertCapture for managing Sales Tax Exemption Certificates, and Avalara Returns for filing and remittance, and Strategic Account Services.
AvaTax key features include:
- Geospatial technology and location for tax calculation -- more accurate than zipcode tables.
- Address Validation eliminates the need for using separate AVS services -- no more additional fees for AVS.
- Solution scales to support very small scale merchants to many of the largest merchants.
- Cloud-based solution managed by Avalara means merchants don't ever have to worry about managing sales tax servers, downloading rate tables, or guessing what the rate might be.
- Programmed with latest information for destination-based, origin-based or hybrid sourcing rules, jurisdictional assignment, product taxability.
- 24 x 7 accessible reporting with summary and detailed on-demand reports. Data can even be exported for filing, or other required needs.