Tax calculation

Comprehensive and current tax rates, applied in real time

Tax calculation

Comprehensive and current tax rates, applied in real time

Avalara AvaTax is a cloud-based sales and use tax calculation system

Sales tax is hard. There’s always the possibility of changing legislative regulations, new tax rules, or shifts in product taxability. And there’s a big financial risk for your business if you’re getting it wrong.

Let AvaTax calculate sales tax for every one of your business transactions based on jurisdiction laws and rules, without bogging down your IT or finance teams.

“AvaTax keeps up with tax changes in a way that no person realistically could."

— Samuel Keeler, IT Manager, Jolly Farmer

AvaTax is a cloud-based sales and use tax calculation system

Sales tax is hard. There’s always the possibility of changing legislative regulations, new tax rules, or shifts in product taxability. And there’s a big financial risk for your business if you’re getting it wrong.

Let AvaTax calculate sales tax for every one of your business transactions based on jurisdiction laws and rules, without bogging down your IT or finance teams.

“AvaTax keeps up with tax changes in a way that no person realistically could."

 Samuel Keeler, IT Manager, Jolly Farmer

Neighbors can have different rates

Keep up with rate changes at every address

Sales and use tax rates are complex and vary across jurisdictions, counties, states, and countries. AvaTax assesses rates based on geolocation, not ZIP code, so your customers are charged the right rates for their purchases. Plus, you get address validation for improved accuracy in invoices.

Not all products are taxED equally

AvaTax automatically applies differing tax rates

Some jurisdictions have special rates for items based on materials, price point, function, or other factors that aren’t immediately obvious. AvaTax calculates the right rate for a variety of circumstances, including product-specific tax rates, sales tax holidays, shipping and handling rules, and more.

Take the mystery out of where to file

See your economic nexus status across multiple states

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. A map view lets you easily see where you currently have to file, as well as where you’re approaching new thresholds.

Simplify returns filing and audits

Consolidate reports on sales tax liabilities, and exemptions

Export data from multiple business systems to create reports on your transactions, liabilities and tax exemptions.

AvaTax reports can significantly reduce the effort and time it takes to prepare returns or address auditor needs.

Neighbors can have different rates

Keep up with rate changes at every address

Sales and use tax rates are complex and vary across jurisdictions, counties, states, and countries. AvaTax assesses rates based on geolocation, not ZIP code, so your customers are charged the right rates for their purchases. Plus, you get address validation for improved accuracy in invoices.

Not all products are taxED equally

AvaTax automatically applies differing tax rates

Some jurisdictions have special rates for items based on materials, price point, function, or other factors that aren’t immediately obvious. AvaTax calculates the right rate for a variety of circumstances, including product-specific tax rates, sales tax holidays, shipping and handling rules, and more.

Take the mystery out of where to file

See your economic nexus status across multiple states

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. A map view lets you easily see where you currently have to file, as well as where you’re approaching new thresholds.

Simplify returns filing and audits

Consolidate reports on sales tax liabilities and exemptions

Export data from multiple business systems to create reports on your transactions, liabilities, and tax exemptions.

AvaTax reports can significantly reduce the effort and time it takes to prepare returns or address auditor needs.

Special offer

Get three months of tax automation, no payments

Terms apply

Features and benefits

Omnichannel-ready

With over 700 prebuilt integrations and a robust API, AvaTax works with multiple systems across departments so you get consistent, up-to-date information for all your teams.

Cloud-based service

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.

Create profiles for multiple businesses

If you’re running multiple businesses, you can manage sales and use tax for all of them from the same instance of AvaTax.

Uptime when it matters

Reliable rates are delivered quickly, even during high sales periods, like Cyber Monday, when our system has handled 185% more than the average daily number of tax engine calls.

Address validation

Catch and correct keystroke errors to avoid incorrect tax rates and ensure invoices and packages get to where they need to go.

AvaTax works for businesses of 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 prebuilt 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

Calculation is part of a full compliance suite

Avalara Licensing

Ready to start collecting in new states? Avalara makes registering a snap.

 

Avalara CertCapture

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.

Avalara Returns

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

AvaTax calculates other types of taxes
Special offer

25 states offset the cost of using AvaTax

Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) states will pay for your tax calculations, returns preparation, and filing fees when you partner with Avalara.

Connect with Avalara

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