Save money with the Streamlined Sales Tax program

Let states offset the cost of using Avalara

Save money with the Streamlined Sales Tax program

Let states offset the cost of using Avalara

What is Streamlined Sales Tax?

Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) is a state-run program designed to make sales tax compliance easier and more affordable by offsetting the cost of using a tax technology provider, like Avalara.

What is Streamlined Sales Tax?

Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) is a state-run program designed to make sales tax compliance easier and more affordable by offsetting the cost of using a tax technology provider, like Avalara.

Participating SST states will cover the cost of using Avalara for the following:

Sales tax calculation

Sales tax returns preparation

Sales tax returns filing

Sales tax remittance

Audit protection

WHO IS SST FOR AND HOW DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY?

Talk to Avalara to see if SST is right for your business

SST is for businesses that have tax obligations in multiple states where they have no physical presence. Avalara can work with you to help determine your tax obligations and whether SST makes sense for your business.

SST isn’t right for every business but might be a great fit for yours. We’ll learn about your business and explain how the program works.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Avalara to see how you can qualify and learn about the benefits of leveraging SST with Avalara solutions like AvaTax.  Watch the videos to learn more.

PARTICIPATING STATES

Many U.S. states will offset the cost of your sales tax solution

States where your business does not have a physical presence may cover the cost of the Avalara solutions you need to easily collect and file sales tax

See the map below for the states that will offset the cost of your Avalara software.

US Map of SST States

Participating states

SST states allow qualifying sellers to register to have the state cover the cost of their sales tax solution through a Certified Service Provider (CSP).

Nonparticipating states

There is no option to register for SST with nonparticipating states at this time because they do not currently offer the benefits of the Streamlined Sales Tax program.

Current SST states:

Arkansas
Georgia
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
North Carolina
North Dakota

Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania*
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee*
Utah
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


*Pennsylvania independently operates a state-run program similar to SST. Avalara is proud to work with this program as well.

*Tennessee is an associate member of the Streamlined Sales Tax program. Please connect with an Avalara sales tax specialist for more information.


Have a question about a state?
Reach out to Avalara to learn more.

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Benefits of Streamlined Sales Tax with Avalara

Solutions for sales tax calculation for qualifying businesses

Prep, filing, and remittance of sales and use tax returns

Registration in 25 states

Audit support

One of the few Certified Service Providers

Economic nexus tracking of where you have new sales tax obligations

Unlimited real-time calculations delivered to your shopping cart in participating states

Access to the latest boundary and rules data

Single ID number to file and remit taxes in registered states

Centralized source of updates and information on rules and regulations

Avalara solutions are valuable for all the states where you do business

Do you do business in states that don’t participate in SST? You can still use Avalara as a cost-effective solution to save time and money on your sales tax compliance process. 

Start taking advantage of sales tax automation from Avalara in both participating and nonparticipating states. We have you covered in every state.

Avalara solutions are valuable for all the states where you do business

Do you do business in states that don’t participate in SST? You can still use Avalara as a cost-effective solution to save time and money on your sales tax compliance process. 

 Start taking advantage of sales tax automation from Avalara in both participating and nonparticipating states. We have you covered in every state.

Frequently asked questions

The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement was established in 1999 as a cooperative effort between state and local governments and the business community. 

Its goal is to make it easier for businesses to pay state sales tax by covering the cost of sales tax software from certified providers.

No. There are currently 25 states that participate in the Streamlined Sales Tax program or offer a similar program.

No. It only takes one form to register in all SST participating states. You can choose the states where you wish to register, although Avalara recommends registering in all available states.

Yes. Avalara is happy to help qualifying businesses register in all participating Streamlined Sales Tax states for free when you sign up for Avalara AvaTax.

Yes. Prior registration with the SST program or in an SST state does not disqualify you from participation.

Yes. Even though a nonparticipating state won’t cover the cost, you can still take advantage of Avalara as your cost-effective sales tax compliance solution.

In some cases, SST states and Avalara will work with you to waive some of the penalties and interest you may owe. 

Please speak to a sales tax specialist for more details.

A Certified Service Provider (CSP) is an approved tax software vendor a qualifying seller may use and have  the cost of sales tax software covered by the SST program. 

Avalara is one of the few SST Certified Service Providers.

Participating states will only cover the cost of sales tax solutions offered through a CSP. 

There are only a limited number of service providers that meet the high standards of the SST program.

As a CSP, Avalara will work with you to see if you qualify for your sales tax software to be covered through the state.

To qualify for SST, there are specific criteria your business must meet in the 12 months prior to registering in a specific state. 

These requirements include:

  • No fixed office or place of business in the state for more than 30 days

  • No more than $50,000 in property in the state
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  • Less than $50,000 in payroll in the state
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  • Less than 25% of total property or payroll in the state

  • Speak with a sales tax specialist at Avalara to find out if you qualify.

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