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Avalara Announces Strategic Partnership with McGladrey LLP

McGladrey Clients to Benefit from Avalara’s End-to-End Sales and Use Tax Compliance Solutions

Bainbridge Island, WA – Feb. 19, 2014 - Avalara Inc., a leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced a strategic partnership with McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

Through this partnership, Avalara will work with McGladrey to provide effective solutions that help companies manage their sales tax reporting and compliance related processes. This solution will allow McGladrey’s compliance and automation practice to deliver additional software alternatives to its middle market clients using Avalara’s end-to-end sales and use tax compliance solutions for rate calculation, filing and returns, and exemption certificate management.

“With increasing changes in sales tax, geo-location issues, and clients asking for the cost and functional benefits of cloud services, Avalara was a logical choice for us,” said Steve Parish, principal, and state and local tax leader with McGladrey. “Avalara also fits well with McGladrey's technology services and our mission of enabling customers to focus on their business. McGladrey consultants and sales tax specialists will work collaboratively with Avalara to address client needs."

“Avalara appreciates that the bottom-line value in working with McGladrey is in improving clients’ experiences,” said Pascal Van Dooren, EVP Sales & Marketing at Avalara. “We’re very excited about this partnership, and we appreciate McGladrey’s trust in Avalara to work with and handle their clients’ sales and use tax automation needs, with the added benefit of increasing clients’ efficiency and productivity.”

About Avalara
Avalara makes sales and VAT tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based, sales tax and compliance automation software solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide.

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 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.

About McGladrey Technology Consulting
McGladrey understands how people, processes and technology interact to ensure organizational effectiveness. By combining technical expertise and business savvy with a full scope of IT services and collaborating with the firm’s tax technical professionals, McGladrey can assess complex situations, and devise and implement effective solutions quickly and cost effectively. For more information, visit www.mcgladrey.com/technology, join the McGladrey Technology Consulting Facebook fan page, follow us on Twitter @McGladreyTech, and/or connect with us on YouTube.

About McGladrey
McGladrey LLP is the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 6,700 people in 75 cities nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm and serves clients around the world through RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms. McGladrey uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed. For more information follow us on Twitter @McGladrey and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India.