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Leveraging the Right Tool for the Job

  • Mar 3, 2016 | Ryan O'Donnell

The rise of the online economy has created opportunities for entrepreneurs everywhere to pursue their dreams on a shoe string budget. Every small business owner has likely experience the euphoric kick off to their new online venture...

  1. Business entity? Registered!
  2. Wordpress? Installed!
  3. Website? Launched!

You're feeling pretty good, right? The question is...what's next? Where does a small business owner go once they've kicked off their business and have to dig into complex tasks like managing your Amazon stock and repricing goods to keep profit margins high while sustaining Buy Box wins. Ummm...we have some work in store for us!

The question becomes, how can small business owners get back to the quick and easy wins? By leveraging small business tools, that's how!

Managing Sales Tax Compliance

Let's face it, for business owners, there is so much to do and so little time to get it done. Whether it's packing goods up for shipment, printing invoices, or attending to your website, a small business owner's work is never done. Smart entrepreneurs, however, understand when a task requires their attention and when a task requires the right tool to get the job done right.

Avalara TrustFile is just such a tool. It makes completing sales tax filing and remittance a manageable task. What's more, it keeps business owners from getting lost in tools like Microsoft Excel or in complicated DOR websites.

TrustFile users can import their data from many platforms including Amazon, Shopify, Woocommerce, Etsy, and Xero. Using another platform? No problem! Just import your data in CSV format and you're good to go.

For most states, paper forms can be automatically generated by TrustFile. Here is a Florida DR-15 form, ready to be signed and submitted to the Florida Department of Revenue.

Florida Form DR-15

Should you want to file your state tax returns online, TrustFile is great for that too. With the click of a button, you can have the TrustFile team get your filing scheduled.

Getting Started

Every TrustFile user can expect to start with a 30-day free trial and 1 free filing credit. Signing up is easy...we'll need an email address, password, and your business location. We need your business location to properly determine the sales tax rates of your sales during filing preparation. Get started today!

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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Ryan O'Donnell
Avalara Author Ryan O'Donnell