Avalara customer events

Stay up to date on tax trends, network with other customers, and learn Avalara tips and tricks

Avalara Activate events

Avalara Activate events offer customers a chance to dive deep into topics that may impact their business and tax compliance footprint. These events feature a keynote presentation then breakout sessions so customers get a thorough understanding of some of the more complex topics that challenge the world of tax compliance. These events are hosted virtually in 2020.


Sales tax implications due to COVID-19 

At this event, we addressed the impact COVID-19 has had on sales tax, and other considerations for businesses trying to navigate and adapt to the current environment. We brought in tax expert Rachel A. Le Mieux, CPA, CMI, Tax Partner at BDO USA, LLP to speak on the steps being taken by local, state, and federal governments to reduce the burden on businesses, and discuss options for how your business can benefit from these changes. 

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Avalara Activate benefits

Hear from subject matter experts
Hear from subject matter experts

Past speakers include public officials, state and local tax partners, and Avalara experts.


Network with other Avalara users
Network with other Avalara users

Join local sales tax and finance professionals from a variety of industries.

Learn best practices
Learn best practices

Get tips for sales tax compliance and how to get the most from your Avalara solutions.

 Earn CPE credit
Earn CPE credit

Avalara offers 1 CPE credit for attending an Activate keynote presentation. 

 Meet your Avalara team
Meet your Avalara team

Hear from product experts and chat with Avalarians throughout the event.

Have fun
Have fun

Join a customer happy hour event, participate in tax trivia, and enjoy complimentary lunch on us.


Learn best practices and tips and tricks from leading experts on sales tax compliance. Topics cover everything from preparing for a sales tax audit, new laws for selling via a marketplace, drop shipping rules, new legislation, and much more.


COVID-19 tax relief updates

Learn the latest tax relief efforts being offered by governments worldwide in response to COVID-19 in this 30-minute on-demand webinar. We discuss: 

  • The steps being taken across the globe to reduce the burden of COVID-19 on businesses
  • Details on tax extensions being offered in the U.S.
  • How your business can take advantage of these relief efforts today

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Upcoming webinars

The state of Wayfair: Economic nexus 2 years later

Tuesday, August 4

Fast forward two years, and all but two of the 45 states with a general sales tax have adopted economic nexus laws, leaving many businesses with sales tax obligations in multiple states. But thresholds vary by state and continue to change, making compliance anything but simple. Attend this webinar to understand how economic nexus laws have changed over the last two years and how your business can efficiently manage sales tax in light of economic nexus. 

The top 5 challenges of managing consumer use tax

Tuesday, August 18

If your business isn’t required to pay sales tax on a purchase, did you know you may be required to pay consumer use tax? Mismanagement of consumer use tax is a common compliance error found by state auditors. Don’t leave your business open to that risk. Join our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, August 18, where we’ll explore the most common use tax challenges that companies face when improving and automating the management of tax liability on company spend. 

On-demand presentations

2020 sales tax changes: Mid-year update

COVID-19 has affected everything from buying habits to business operations, and even tax policies. Watch our midyear update to learn more about the impact on sales tax obligations, the changes you can expect to see over the next six months, and how it all impacts your business.

2020 tax concerns for manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors

If you’re a tax-exempt seller, you won’t want to miss this webinar recording. We dive into tax tips specific to manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors to help your business stay on top of its tax compliance A-game.

What next? Creating a cross-border strategy to thrive in the new normal

To succeed in this borderless world of ecommerce, it’s important to have a strategy in place to ensure international customers have a frictionless and transparent experience. Join us in this upcoming webinar, hosted by Digital Commerce 360 and sponsored by Avalara, as we discuss strategies to successfully grow your business globally. 

Navigating sales tax compliance during COVID-19 business recovery

Managing sales tax may seem trivial as your business plans to revive operations post-COVID-19, but it’s never been more important. Hear Diane Yetter of The Sales Tax Institute explain why sales tax audits may increase as states look to recoup lost revenue, and tips to manage tax compliance in a post-COVID world. 

Consumer use tax 101: What it is & why you should actively manage it

If your business isn’t managing consumer use tax, you may be making a costly mistake. Get an in-depth introduction to the intricacies and risks every company faces when it comes to use tax, and strategies to overcome them.

Streamlined Sales Tax: The initiative simplifying sales tax for businesses

What if you could simplify your company's sales tax requirements and pay less to maintain compliance? It’s possible with Streamlined Sales Tax (SST), and if you qualify, member states will cover the cost of registration, sales tax calculations, returns preparation, and state filing and remittance for your business. Watch this webinar to learn more. 

Answered: The most commonly asked questions about sales tax

There's no denying sales tax is complex. We know you've got questions. That's why we compiled some of the most common questions we get asked about sales tax and answered them in this one-hour presentation.

10 sales tax rules to live by

Struggling with sales tax? Learn the fundamentals of compliance in this webinar. Our resident sales tax expert and former California tax auditor reveals the 10 most important rules every business must follow to be compliant. 

Product training

Whether you're a newcomer or an expert, Avalara University offers live and on-demand training to help you build the skills you need to succeed. For products like Avalara AvaTax, Avalara Returns, Avalara CertCapture and more, check out our catalog on Avalara University.

Avalara University

Ongoing education to help you help yourself. Browse the full catalog to find a course that's right for you. Whether you prefer to learn on your own or with an expert, we have you covered. Learn:

  • how to set up your account
  • common tasks
  • troubleshooting tips
  • best practices

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Featured courses

Import transactions

If you’re new to Avalara AvaTax or your business application is not connected to AvaTax and you import transactions regularly, this course is for you. You'll learn how to import transactions and avoid errors.

Understand the Returns timeline

If you file with Avalara Returns, this course will help you understand the Returns timeline to avoid amended returns and penalty fees, including when to verify and approve returns, and when Avalara funds and files for you.

Troubleshoot unexpected tax amounts

If you or your customer have noticed an unexpected tax amount, this course is for you. You'll learn where look in AvaTax and where to troubleshoot in your business application.

Upcoming featured workshops

Reconcile and prepare to file

If you need to know how to reconcile the numbers in AvaTax with those in your business application, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to run reports, identify differences between transactions in your application and AvaTax, and what to do if the numbers don’t match.

Review and adjust transactions

If you manage your company’s sales tax, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn about transactions and how to add, import, and edit them when needed. You’ll also create a test transaction to make sure you’re set up correctly.

Manage customers and documents

If you manage customer information in Avalara CertCapture, this course is for you. You’ll learn how to add customers to CertCapture and process their compliance documents to ensure their records are complete.

Approve returns for filing

If you review and approve returns before Avalara files for you, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn about the monthly filing cycle, including how to review returns, troubleshoot variances, and approve returns before filing.