January 23, 2012 TM Group

Avalara, Leader in Sales Tax & Compliance Automation

Avalara, Leader in Sales Tax & Compliance Automation

Avalara works within your own financial, billing, ecommerce, or point of sale system to deliver accurate tax calculations in real time via a secure Internet connection. Once configured, customers no longer have to worry about ever-changing, impenetrable rates, rules, boundaries, exemptions, tax holidays, reporting requirements, and filing deadlines. This cloud-based software platform manages the complexity and simplifies the process of sales tax and other tax compliance transactions with a cost effective, reliable solution. Avalara allows organizations to reduce errors and audit exposure, increase transactional processing, and reduce total compliance costs.

Avalara’s many solutions include:

Avalara AvaTax dynamically delivers instantaneous sales tax decisions based on precise geo-location in more than 10,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S. AvaTax automatically assigns hundreds of thousands of taxability rules and the latest jurisdiction boundaries to deliver the right rate and tax calculation.

AvaTax Excise automates the process of identifying and calculating tax for financial transactions involving motor fuels, petroleum products, and natural gas. Avalara AvaTax Excise provides built-in support for thousands of jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.

Avalara 1099 streamlines the collection, storage, and management process which saves time and protects against audit penalties. New 1099 reporting changes and additional reporting responsibilities usually mean additional work for accounting staff. Avalara 1099 software provides Accounts Payable departments with a turnkey solution to 1099 reporting. The Avalara 1099 tool also discovers invalid TIN/Name combinations, before filing, with the click of a button.

Avalara CertCapture creates, validates, stores, and manages sales tax exemption and reseller certificates. End-to-end exemption certificate management limits audit exposure and ensures that non-taxable transactions are tracked correctly. CertCapture Managed Services is available as an add-on service which provides a complete, automated end-to-end solution. The Avalara managed service team experts monitor your account and contact customers with expiring certificates and review incoming documents for improved audit resolution.

Avalara CertCapture W-9 and W-8 collecting is an IRS requirement that all businesses must follow. The process of oliciting these forms, responding to time-sensitive notices and retaining forms are simplified with Avalara CertCapture W-9 and W-8.

Avalara CertExpress is a free online tool that creates all types of certificates for all jurisdictions. This guided, wizard-based application makes it easy for buyers to create, share and manage tax exempt certificates fast and free-of-charge.

Avalara MatrixMaster has features a database of over 10 million Universal Product Codes (UPC) with specialized sales taxability data. Using the UPC database, Avalara MatrixMaster determines taxability in thousands of tax jurisdictions across the United States and includes the tools you need for on-demand reporting, customer dispute resolution. Point of Sale (POS) sales tax confusion is eliminated by automatically incorporating sales and use tax compliance and tax law changes into product listings as well as the full and partial exemptions and sales tax holidays.

Avalara PPT (Business Personal Property Tax) renditions, reports, budgets and accruals for tax owed on tangible business assets, excluding real estate and other exempt items can be complex. Being tax professionals experts in the filing of business personal property tax, Avalara knows the pitfalls and how difficult it is to stay compliant because we’ve filed returns with hundreds of assessors across the United States.

Avalara ProfessionalServices team includes sales and use tax industry experts, former state auditors, and tax technicians who assist clients in everything from tax research to special projects and exemption certificate managed services. Collectively, the team guides you through the maze of sales and use tax decisions and helps achieve outstanding results with tax registration services, nexus analysis, voluntary disclosure, audit management or specialized tax research or professional services such as data transformation, tax service implementation or exemption certificate managed services.

Avalara Returns is a cloud-based service that ensures the right amount is remitted to the right taxing authority at the right time which will dramatically shrink the time clients spend on sales tax return processing. Avalara Returns automates the entire filing process and ensures end-to-end automation of your sales tax compliance process by using pre-loaded calendars to easily manage your remittance schedule.

Avalara SalesTax offers instant access to rates for more than 10,000 US jurisdictions, and nearly 100 countries around the globe. This map-based interface provides fast, easy, and accurate information by using advanced geo-location for sales tax compliance and also features advanced functions like multi-rate searches and saving most used look-up addresses, and providing full jurisdiction breakdowns to customers.

Avalara TaxRates is free service providing downloadable sales tax tables for every ZIP code, and a free calculator for sales tax rates based on addresses and geolocation. It also features a Wiki for general sales tax knowledge and terms that keeps you informed about current legislation, sales tax holidays, boundary changes and so much more.

Avalara TrustFile provides timely, accurate information on sales tax collection requirements enabling TrustFile users to know exactly where, when and how much to file. This single, online sales tax return manager generates signature ready state sales tax return forms and provides detailed sales tax reports that let users see the sales tax they collected broken down by city and county. Completed sales tax return filing forms and payment information is stored securely in the cloud. Using TrustFile, sales transactions can also be uploaded in CSV form or, for online sellers, can be imported directly from Amazon, PayPal, or Shopify accounts.

Avalara Government automates the motor fuels tax filing processes. Using this solution, governmental agencies can offer electronic filing to their filer base, adopt best practices for processing motor fuels tax returns, and scale with tax law and standards changes. Customers can tailor Avalara Government to their unique requirements and integrate easily into existing accounting systems.

Avalara Returns Excise offers comprehensive support for all major U.S. jurisdictions and generates signature-ready fuel tax returns from fuel transaction data. This automate the filing process for distributors, suppliers, fleets, retailers, terminal operators, and other filers. Users import from their fuel transactions systems using customizable rules that embody local, state, and federal tax laws. Returns Excise then determines the applicable taxes, generating schedules and returns for all major reporting jurisdictions in the United States. The online dashboard also makes it easy to manage the process while helping ensure returns are filed on time. Tax returns can be filed electronically via EDI, XML, Excel, or other formats as well as paper.

Integrations with Avalara Avatax’s are available and enable automated sales tax calculation, right inside of your business management software. There are many certified integrations available with accounting systems, ERP and CRM providers, ecommerce software and more.


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