Avalara AvaTax Excise

AvaTax Excise calculates excise tax for energy suppliers, distributors, retailers, and traders, as well as tobacco and vape manufacturers and wholesalers.

Accuracy is critical

Even seemingly small errors or changes in rules can create tax liabilities, resulting in potentially large audit penalties. Our cloud-based solution reduces the risk of costly mistakes.

Compliance at scale

As your business merges or expands, maintaining regulatory compliance is challenging. Avalara centralizes tax compliance to ensure consistency and manage complexity as you grow.

Keep your teams focused

With AvaTax Excise, you don’t need to rely on your IT team to implement changes or get answers to customer questions. Updates are automatic and your tax team can easily access the information they need.

Features and benefits

Comprehensive transaction coverage

AvaTax Excise includes support for a wide variety of transactions in thousands of jurisdictions for energy, tobacco, and vape businesses.

One-solution tax automation

With AvaTax Excise, you can determine both excise tax and sales and use tax for excisable products on your transactions. 

Regular tax updates

There’s no need to worry about keeping up with jurisdictional rate or rule changes. Our monthly updates are based on the most recent regulations.

Simulate tax scenarios

Want to see the tax impact of selling a new product, using a new carrier, or delivering to a new location? Scenario simulations can help you make an informed decision.

Create your own rules

With scenario-based architecture, built-in rules can be augmented or customized by your tax preparers, without programming or IT involvement.


Data extraction and reporting tools

Quickly and easily access information for analysis and audit or customer support.

Transaction inquiry

Easy query capabilities mean you can quickly find both the rates and the rules governing tax determination for any transaction.


Easy integration with leading systems

AvaTax Excise connects seamlessly with leading back-office and ERP systems.

Works with
Avalara Returns Excise

An easier way to navigate complex filing requirements for excise tax, generating signature-ready returns.

Avalara CertCapture

Manage tax documents in the cloud for audit-ready records. Syncs with AvaTax Excise to automatically apply exemptions during tax calculation. 

Avalara AvaTax

Dynamically delivers sales and use tax calculations for thousands of different types of products.

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