Sales and use tax rates are varied and complex across counties, states, and countries. And because the burden of remaining compliant is on the business, there’s a big financial risk to getting it wrong.
There’s an easier way to stay compliant
Avalara AvaTax is a user-friendly, cloud-based Saas system that automates sales and use tax processes.
Even when manual tax processes are manageable, keeping up with the changes can be impossible — there’s always the possibility of legislative regulations, new tax rules, and shifts in product taxability.
Rather than spending time ensuring your rates, product taxability, and collection requirements haven’t changed, let our cloud-based SaaS system evaluate each transaction based on the latest laws and rules, without additional effort from your IT or finance teams.
Apply tax rates with confidence
Companies large and small can take advantage of automating sales and use tax calculation.
Keep your customers informed with the latest rates in real time, at the point of sale. AvaTax assesses rates based on geolocation, not ZIP code, so your customers are charged the right rates for their purchases. It even factors in special circumstances, such as sales tax holidays, product-specific tax rates, shipping and handling rules, and more.
Its robust performance means you get reliable rates quickly, even during high sales periods, like Cyber Monday, when our system has handled 185 percent more than the average daily number of tax engine calls.
Register where you need to collect
See at a glance where you’ve triggered tax obligations and how close you are to reaching new thresholds.
Growing your business is great for your bottom line, but it can have serious effects on your sales and use tax obligations. Expanding into new markets or reaching sales or transaction thresholds can trigger nexus, an obligation to collect, in new jurisdictions.
AvaTax actively monitors your business activities and alerts you when you’re about to establish tax obligations in new places, based on their individual nexus laws. And with Avalara Licensing, you can even automate the registration process, so applying for a sales permit in multiple locations is as easy as filling out a form and clicking a few buttons.
Get the info you need, when you need it
On-demand access to the reports you need streamlines returns filing and audits.
In addition to making daily transaction processes simpler, on-demand reporting allows you to export all the relevant data you need to satisfy an auditor or prepare returns for each jurisdiction.
If you want to automate the returns process even more, Avalara Returns handles everything from creating returns to remitting payments.
With over 700 pre built integrations and a robust API, AvaTax works with multiple systems across departments so you get consistent, up-to-date information for all your teams.
Apply the most current tax rates and rules through automatic updates, deployed quickly without diverting effort from IT or requiring technical know-how from your finance team.
If you’re running multiple businesses, you can manage sales and use tax for all of them from the same instance of AvaTax.
One solution fits all sizes
Whether you’re part of a large enterprise or running your own side business, we have solutions for you. AvaTax is trusted by major players in all kinds of industries.
Chances are, you didn’t start your business with the hope of managing the sales and use tax landscape. Automating tax compliance can let you focus on growing your business, and is probably more affordable than you think.
- Easy to use
- Compatible with marketplace platforms and business software
- Plans start at $50
Case study: Inovonics
If your business is getting too big or your team is feeling stretched thin, automating sales and use tax calculation is a great way to lighten workloads without risking compliance.
- Over 700 pre-built integrations
- Calculates taxes throughout the United States and in Canada
- Scales with your business
Case study: Duo Security
Hundreds of products, thousands of jurisdictions, lots of tax headaches. Keep your finance team focused on generating revenue, not wading through tax law.
- Integrates with accounting, CRM, POS, and shopping cart systems, for consistent information across the board
- Cloud-based SaaS complements digital transformation business strategies
- Additional services support all points of tax compliance, international tax processes, and niche industry taxation
“It keeps up with tax changes in a way that no person realistically could, if you are working with a number of states (and especially if you work with states where there are local tax jurisdictions).”
— Samuel Keeler
“The number one benefit is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’re doing things the right way. For example, we learned some things about our Arizona tax returns after Avalara started filing them for us ... how they use location codes versus how we had been using them. And whenever we’ve seen a discrepancy in a tax rate, AvaTax has turned out to be correct.”
— Joe Rossmeissl
Pacon Creative Products
“It’s advantageous for any company that has to collect sales tax to make sure you’re registered in the states that you need to be. The fines can be steep … and it’s better to be safe than sorry.”
— Barb Cullinan
Ready to start collecting in new states? Avalara makes registering a snap.
A seriously upgraded way to manage tax documents in the cloud for tidy, audit-ready records. Syncs with AvaTax to automatically apply exemptions at checkout.
A filing service so seamless you’ll barely lift a finger as Avalara Returns pulls your data from AvaTax to prepare and file your returns. If you choose, we can even remit payments for you.
Beyond sales and use tax
Avalara offers solutions for more specialized tax situations
Customs duties and import taxes can be difficult to wrangle. Don’t risk customs delays or unhappy customers: AvaTax Cross-border handles tax calculation for international sales to save you time and money.
Get real-time identification and calculation of excise and value-based taxes for a broad range of transactions. AvaTax Excise is designed for both the energy and tobacco/vape industries.
AvaTax Communications connects directly to your billing or ERP systems to calculate taxes and fees specific to communications, streaming, or other services.
Our suite of beverage alcohol solutions streamlines tax calculation, product licensing and registration, and returns for all stages of the beverage alcohol industry.
Whether you’re managing a major hotel, running a bed-and-breakfast, or listing your place on Airbnb, you’re responsible for lodging taxes — and Avalara MyLodgeTax can help.