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GoDaddy & Avalara Partner to Solve Sales Tax Challenges for Small Businesses and Online Stores

Helping Small Businesses with Sales Tax Management

Bainbridge Island, WAOctober 21, 2014Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software for compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, today announced a partnership with GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses. Together, GoDaddy and Avalara will bring simple, affordable sales tax management solutions to small businesses selling online.

For online stores, calculating and collecting the correct sales tax on each shopping cart transaction is challenging because tax rates and taxability rules vary by state and within each state. Avalara’s service allows businesses of all sizes to stay current with constantly changing rates and rules across more than 12,000 tax jurisdictions in the US and instantaneously delivers the right rate during the checkout process.

GoDaddy Online Store provides a simple way for small businesses to get started selling online, and this partnership with Avalara will help Online Store users with quick, accurate sales tax calculations for every purchase. GoDaddy Online Store customers will further benefit from reporting and easy sales tax filing for small businesses. By eliminating the complexities of calculating taxes, tax filing, and tax reporting, small businesses and ecommerce entrepreneurs can focus on growing their ventures and servicing customers.

“Tracking and calculating taxes can be one of the more tedious aspects to deal with while running an online store,” said Sandeep Grover, head of product, Presence and Commerce at GoDaddy. “Our partnership with Avalara will allow GoDaddy Online Store customers to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations, saving time and helping them focus on growing their business.”

“This partnership allows Avalara to provide its comprehensive solutions to GoDaddy Online Store customers in a fast, easy and cost effective way. In today’s electronic world it doesn’t make sense to manually manage sales tax,” said Marshal Kushniruk, EVP of Global Business Development at Avalara. “We’re pleased to join GoDaddy in delivering an industry-leading solution to small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures.  With over 12 million customers worldwide and 58 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

About Avalara
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

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.