Avalara solutions: Small business

Simplify sales tax compliance for your small business

The Avalara small business solution works with existing business systems and sales channels for an integrated, more automated compliance process.

Join 30,000+ customers who trust their tax compliance to Avalara

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Avalara solutions: Small business

Simplify sales tax compliance for your small business

The Avalara small business solution works with existing business systems and sales channels for an integrated, more automated compliance process.

Join Avalara's 30,000+ customers
across 95 countries

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HOW IT WORKS

Automate tasks that take up valuable resources

HOW IT WORKS

Automate tasks that take up valuable resources

Aggregate information from across your systems

Prebuilt integrations work with your existing platforms, systems, and tools, including:

  • Amazon
  • Shopify
  • Etsy
  • BigCommerce
  • WooCommerce
  • NetSuite
  • And more

If you prefer, you can easily import data from a CSV file with our upload tool.

See where you have nexus and apply updated rates

Avalara conducts ongoing research and applies rates across jurisdictions, based on product taxability, sales tax holidays, and changing regulations.

  • Monitor sales and get alerts when you need to register and start collecting tax in new states

  • Calculate rates with rooftop accuracy, at the point of purchase

  • Omit tax for tax-exempt customers, and collect their exemption certificates digitally

Simplify returns preparation and filing

Whether you file annually, quarterly, or monthly, let Avalara help you track when returns are due in each jurisdiction.

  • Aggregate data from multiple sales channels to generate reports and prepare sales tax returns

  • View transaction data across sources for a complete picture of your tax liability

  • Create signature-ready returns and outsource filing

Access tax documents, anytime, anywhere

Cloud-based technology means there’s no hardware investment, maintenance, or upgrades for you to worry about. In or out of the office, you have anytime access to tax documents and can:

  • Produce detailed sales tax reports

  • Determine nexus obligations

  • Pull documents and reports for auditors

Build your solution as you grow your business

As you expand your business, you’ll likely increase tax complexity and liability. Avalara products are modular and designed to work together, so you can maintain compliance, without having to rebuild from the ground up. Additional capabilities include:

  • Cross-border compliance solutions

  • Advanced tax research 

  • Dedicated products for special taxes, including excise, consumer use, communications, and more

Products and pricing ideal for small businesses

Features

BASIC

Automate the sales tax returns process with Avalara Returns for Small Business.


Starting at
$19/month

See our free trial offer

STANDARD

Combine Avalara AvaTax and Returns for Small Business to help improve sales tax accuracy and simplify returns management.

Starting at
$83/month
when AvaTax is billed annually in advance, plus a one-time $300 setup fee.

Talk to a tax solution specialist

Returns    
Returns filing price Optional $25 per e-filing Optional $25 per e-filing
Economic nexus heatmap
Automated transaction data import
CSV transaction uploads and error alerts
Automatic syncing with multiple sales channels and accounting systems

State filings
Calculations
   
Transaction volume N/A Up to 500/year
Sales tax calculation integrations  
Address validation  

Additional small business products

Sales tax registration

Register your business for $349 per registration.
Get registered

Business licenses

Access license research and support for new and expanding businesses for as low as $99.
Find license guidance

EU VAT compliance

New IOSS rules let you sell to all 27 members with one registration.
Get help with IOSS

Cash management & filing

Integrate with your POS system to automate collecting, filing, and paying sales tax.
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Get set up for sales tax success

Avalara offers several support channels to help you get and stay tax compliant, including:

Do you have an in-house or outsourced accountant? We can work directly with them to help you implement your Avalara solution.

Frequently asked questions

Most states have economic nexus rules, which means you need to register there if you reach a certain sales threshold. Some states count exempt sales toward their nexus threshold; others omit them.

Avalara monitors nexus thresholds in each state, according to individual state rules. You’ll get an alert when your business triggers an obligation to collect sales tax or exemption certificates.

Tax rates don’t always align with ZIP codes. And using rate tables doesn’t account for special product taxability rules or sales tax holidays.

Each state has its own rules for filing frequency and deadlines. States also have different requirements for filing if you haven’t had a recent sale in their jurisdiction.

Whether selling in new markets or expanding your product line, growth often means additional tax obligations. Avalara offers a variety of standalone and add-on products to address different needs, including: 

  • Licensing

  • Specialty tax calculation

  • Advanced exemption management

  • International tax compliance

While sales tax compliance isn’t a revenue-generating task in and of itself, staying compliant can help you avoid penalties and fees during an audit.

There are other indirect ways automating the process can improve your cash flow:

  • Collecting the appropriate amount of tax at the point of sale reduces the expenses and hassles of overpayment, underpayment, and rebilling

  • Offloading time-consuming tasks can help limit headcount and allow staff to focus on more lucrative assignments

  • Properly applying or exempting tax makes for a better customer experience, helping to improve customer retention and reduce abandoned carts

While we can provide pricing for Avalara solutions, it can be a bit trickier to determine how much it costs to use a manual compliance process. Our cost of manual compliance calculator can give you an idea of how much you’re spending each year.

We offer a solution designed specifically for accounting professionals and services. Take a look at the Avalara Accountant Program.

Yes. DAVO by Avalara connects with many popular POS systems to help you file and pay your sales tax. It’s ideal for non-ecommerce businesses.

Yes, provided you’re using the POS system from a physical location, the exact sales tax collected can be held aside by our secure tax holding account every day. Check out DAVO by Avalara to learn how.

Connect for small business solutions

Ask how we can help your small business stay tax compliant with less effort.

Connect for small business solutions

Ask how we can help your small business stay tax compliant with less effort.