Item Classification

Conquer the complexity of item classification with the power of artificial intelligence

Fast and simple taxability categorization across your product catalog through advanced product classification software

Item Classification

Conquer the complexity of item classification with the power of artificial intelligence

Fast and simple taxability categorization across your product catalog through advanced product classification software

Ease the burden of item classification

Product classification software streamlines mapping domestic and international tax codes

Item Classification can be time-consuming and different for each jurisdiction.

The U.S. alone has more than 13,000 sales and use tax jurisdictions.

Classification becomes even more complex if you sell internationally.

Expedite and simplify your process with automated product classification software

Identify items for your industry

Categorize products in complex industries including retail, food and beverage, software, manufacturing, construction, and business services.

Classify quickly with technology

Receive up-to-date classification powered by algorithms driven by machine learning, human expertise, and an AI-based classification engine.

Charge tax with greater accuracy

Improve the customer experience by mitigating under- or overcharging tax due to incorrect classification.

Streamline and save time

Bulk upload capabilities for product and service catalogs speed up your classification process.

Product classification software for your industry and product catalog

Product classification software for your industry and product catalog

Avalara Tax Code Classification

Automate item classification with this included feature for existing Avalara AvaTax users

IDEAL FOR: Current AvaTax users that don’t frequently update their item catalogs and do most of their product mapping during setup

Leverage the full power of AvaTax at no extra cost with this included feature.

Reduce the need to find codes individually with bulk upload capabilities.

Save time and improve efficiency by replacing manual processes with automation.

Avalara Managed Tariff Code Classification

Reduce the risk of customs delays and compliance errors with cross-border classification automation

IDEAL FOR: Ecommerce sellers, marketplaces, third-party logistics providers, and companies doing business across borders

Automate for speedy Managed Tariff Code Classification to tariff codes for consumer products shipped to 180+ countries.

Identify Harmonized System (HS) codes to determine taxability and shipment requirements for your products in other countries.

Use as a service paired with a duty calculations tax engine or through a prebuilt integration with Avalara AvaTax Cross-Border.

Avalara Managed Tax Category Classification

Capitalize on artificial intelligence (AI) and assisted classification services with cloud-based software

IDEAL FOR: Businesses with complex products and services that also frequently add new items to their catalogs

Quickly and easily determine tax categories with an AI-based classification engine.

Check classification decisions with experts to help ensure greater accuracy.

Use as a standalone product or incorporate into your tax compliance solution.

Identify the right Item Classification product for you

Features
Avalara Tax Code Classification
Avalara Managed Tariff Code Classification
Avalara Managed Tax Category Classification

Lookup based on universal identifiers (e.g. UPC, GTIN, EAN, etc.)

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Avalara tax code classification

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Tax category classification

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API upload

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Multiple input formats (API, FTP, direct uploads to UI, etc.)

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Configurable output formats (.csv, Oracle, .xml, webhooks, etc.)

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Reporting and analytics

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Up to 1 million items per month

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Job management within the tool

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Special compliance considerations for SNAP, WIC, etc.

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Professional services assistance and mapping

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Country-specific HS code classification

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MOST POPULAR
Avalara Tax Code Classification

For current AvaTax users with stable product catalogs

Avalara Managed Tariff Code Classification

For ecommerce sellers and companies doing business across borders

Avalara Managed Tax Category Classification

For companies with complex products and frequently changing catalogs

Lookup based on universal identifiers (e.g. UPC, GTIN, EAN, etc.)

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Avalara tax code classification

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Tax category classification

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API upload

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Multiple input formats (API, FTP, direct uploads to UI, etc.)

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Configurable output formats (.csv, Oracle, .xml, webhooks, etc.)

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Reporting and analytics

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Up to 1 million items per month

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Job management within the tool

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Special compliance considerations for SNAP, WIC, etc.

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Professional services assistance and mapping

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Country-specific HS code classification

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Explore international tax solutions

Automated HS code classification and international tax solutions built for your business across products and industries

Explore international tax solutions

Automated HS code classification and international tax solutions built for your business across products and industries

Frequently asked questions

Avalara tax codes are our way of identifying your products to help better determine more accurate tax rates.

The Harmonized System, or HS, is formally known as the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. It’s the international standard for classifying traded products. It started in 1988 and is maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO).

An HS code, or Harmonized System code, is a six-digit standard for classifying globally traded products. These are also used by customs authorities to identify duties for certain products.

Industries with complex products and large catalogs are ideal for product classification services. These industries include retail (including ecommerce), food and beverage, software, business services, manufacturing, and construction, to name a few.

Examples of businesses include grocery, convenience, hardware, and drug stores. This is in addition to software companies, manufacturers, medical suppliers, and commercial services providers.

To start, how an item is manufactured, where it’s sold, and how it's delivered all can impact its taxability. Furthermore, an item’s taxability can differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Trusted by

“I’d have to hire at least three people with tax experience to do the work that Avalara is doing for us.”

—Jay Macatangay, Chief Financial Officer | Threadless

Identify your Item Classification solution

Quickly and efficiently identify your products and tax codes.

Identify your Item Classification solution

Quickly and efficiently identify your products and tax codes.