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Avalara AvaTax for QuickBooks

Avalara AvaTax gives you the power to offload the work of managing sales tax in your business because it's already built to run seamlessly in your QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online accounting system.

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Features and benefits

Make sales tax simple
Make sales tax simple

The Avalara sales tax solution automates calculation, filing, and payment processing of returns, so you don’t have to.

Stop looking up rates
Stop looking up rates

Get tax information directly into QuickBooks, at the moment of the transaction, without any manual work.

Fully integrated with QuickBooks
Fully integrated with QuickBooks

Avalara is designed to work seamlessly in your QuickBooks system and requires zero configuration.

Getting started is easy
Getting started is easy

Implementation is quick and painless. Download AvaTax and automate your sales tax immediately.

Affordable pricing
Affordable pricing

Plans start at just $50 per year.

60-day money-back guarantee
60-day money-back guarantee

If you're not fully satisfied after 60 days, we'll provide a refund for your purchase.


$50 a year
billed annually

  • 250 transactions
  • QuickBooks integration

$95 a year
billed annually

  • 500 transactions
  • QuickBooks integration

$200 a year
billed annually

  • 1,500 transactions
  • QuickBooks integration

Need more transactions? Call us 877-759-6520.

Activating Avalara AvaTax is quick and simple

AvaTax provides a fast and easy implementation process for QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online and only takes minutes. The setup wizard will walk you through each step and doesn’t require IT support in most instances.

Once you activate AvaTax and set up your company profile, you can configure the setup to fit your unique business requirements for things like:

  • Tax calculation settings for various tax types
  • Exemption settings if you have exempt customers
  • Product taxability settings for what you sell


Learning how to use AvaTax
Avalara provides full resources, including a comprehensive resource called Avalara University and on-demand videos that walk you through every part of the solution. Avalara also provides technical support to help you implement and use the solution.


Configuring the solution for your business
The quick implementation process takes you through every step to ensure AvaTax works seamlessly in your business. Users will typically:

  • Assign and apply tax schedules to their customers
  • Set up taxability information for their products
  • Set up tax exemptions rules
  • Configure more advanced rules for the solution


Tell us where you collect
Adding nexus requirements into the solution is simple. During setup, you can tell AvaTax when and where to calculate and report taxes for your company. Updating this information is simple as your business grows. Unsure about nexus and where you’re obligated to collect? Learn more here.

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Yes. AvaTax can manage your sales tax compliance across multiple companies, and even manage the process across complex corporate structures (parent/child companies, etc.). There’s also no limit or extra cost for using AvaTax in multiple companies.

Note: AvaTax requires users have only one company file open at a time.

If you’re an AvaTax customer in good standing, and you suffer a negative audit finding and financial loss due to an inaccurate result returned by the AvaTax service, Avalara will pay your uncollected tax, penalties, and interest, or refund your prior 12 months’ service fee, whichever is lower. Additional limitations apply. Our guarantee is subject to terms and conditions that you’ll find here in Section 4 of our terms.

AvaTax requires an accurate and complete address in order to calculate the correct tax. If you have the latitude and longitude (U.S. only), Avalara is also able to calculate tax from that information.

You can select which documents AvaTax should calculate tax for, choosing from estimates, sales orders, invoices, credit memos, and sales receipts.

AvaTax supports a large number of shopping carts and most of them integrate with QuickBooks. For questions about specific applications, please call 877-759-6520.

Yes, AvaTax will calculate sales tax on credit memos.

Annually. If you subscribe to a 500 Document Plan, for example, you can use those documents anytime during your annual subscription term. Documents must be used within the subscription term in which they’re purchased.

Avalara provides a 12-month agreement that you can pay annually or in monthly installments. Agreements automatically renew at the end of each term, but AvaTax users can cancel their agreement at the end of each term.

If you operate a cash-based business, there’s a limitation to our end-to-end solution. Please call to discuss.

Yes. Trials and subscriptions include unlimited access to the Avalara Help Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. Customers who purchase online can also call Avalara’s Customer Contact Center at 877-855-8622 for assistance with any order placed online.

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