Get real-time sales and use tax calculation in QuickBooks

Try sales and use tax calculations for QuickBooks

Avalara AvaTax automatically calculates sales and use tax on transactions in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. Annual plans start at $50. Try AvaTax free for up to 60 days with no commitment.

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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.

No fees to get started
No fees to get started

No credit card is required to start your free trial.

Applies to only one offer (QuickBooks integration) and is good for up to 60 days. Free trial ends when customer provides payment information (or after 60 days).

AvaTax pricing is based on your sales volume across states in which you collect sales tax.

Starter
$50
per year

Includes
250 transactions
QuickBooks integration
An option to add automated sales tax filing at $54 per return filing
Starter
$50
per year
250 transactions
QuickBooks integration
An option to add automated sales tax filing at $54 per return filing
Plus
$95
per year

Includes
500 transactions
QuickBooks integration
An option to add automated sales tax filing at $54 per return filing
Plus
$95
per year
500 transactions
QuickBooks integration
An option to add automated sales tax filing at $54 per return filing
Premium
$200
per year

Includes
1,500 transactions
QuickBooks integration
An option to add automated sales tax filing at $54 per return filing
Premium
$200
per year
1,500 transactions
QuickBooks integration
An option to add automated sales tax filing at $54 per return filing
Your QuickBooks version

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

Applies to only one offer (QuickBooks integration) and is good for up to 60 days. Free trial ends when customer provides payment information (or after 60 days).

Getting up and running is really quite simple

Learn how to use AvaTax

With a Help Center that includes free classes, on-demand videos, and more, you can learn how to use each part of AvaTax effectively. Avalara also offers technical support packages to help you implement and use the solution.

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Configure AvaTax for your business

Our setup wizard walks you through each step of configuring AvaTax, from setting up your company profile to your tax settings. Typical setup includes:

  • Assigning and applying tax schedules to your customers
  • Selecting calculation settings for various tax types
  • Setting up taxability information for products
  • Managing nexus settings
  • Setting up tax exemption rules and tax-exempt customers
  • Configuring more advanced rules

Select where to collect sales tax (where you have nexus)

A key part of the setup process is designating the states in which you need to collect tax. Not sure? Get a nexus analysis study.

As tax responsibilities (including nexus) expand for your business, it’s easy to have AvaTax collect in more places — it only takes a few clicks to update your nexus settings.

FAQ

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.

Our DIY setup and free trial are a good fit for you if your business:

  • Collects sales tax in fewer than five states
  • Has one physical location
  • Uses QuickBooks Online as your primary business app

Need more help? Try AvaTax risk-free by calling us at 844-722-5752 or click here to get started.

Avalara AvaTax is a more advanced calculation system than the QuickBooks Automated Sales Tax Solution. That’s largely because AvaTax calculates tax down to the address level, accounting for multiple tax jurisdictions in a single ZIP code, complex tax tiers, and more. AvaTax includes address verification to help map tax rates to transactions more accurately. Avalara also has solutions to prepare and file your returns, as well as easily manage exemption certificates in the cloud, that integrate seamlessly with AvaTax.

Yes. During your trial of AvaTax you can call a coach at 844-722-5752 or email freetrial@avalara.com. Trials and subscriptions include unlimited access to the Avalara Help Center 24 hours a day, seven 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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