Category: Specialty Service & Sales Tax 

Class: Full Range from Entry to ERP

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Avalara helps businesses get tax compliance right. Avalara’s customers face demanding tax obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities around the world, and rely on Avalara to provide efficient and accurate solutions to manage those requirements. The company provides solutions for various transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and others. Each year, Avalara serves customers by processing billions of tax transactions, filing more than a million transaction tax returns, and managing millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

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Brief Product Description and Pricing

AvaTax also handles VAT, GST, and other transactional taxes for millions of products and services across thousands of tax jurisdictions. The solution also supports connectivity to custom applications with a well-documented and robust developer toolkit. AvaTax’s cloud-based software is easy-to-use and fast-to-implement, ensuring a rapid return on investment.

Starting price: $50
Billing: Per Year


Sales Tax Exemption Management:  AvaTax provides an exemption certificate document management solution that manages exempt customer information to determine jurisdictional exemption requirements. AvaTax certificate management capabilities allow users to upload and store certificate images, create and request certificates from the customer records within AvaTax [AvaTax Exemption for smaller customers and CertCapture for larger customers]

Returns Reporting: AvaTax provides and formats tax calculation information for all states that require sales & use tax returns.

Product taxability: AvaTax maintains pre-defined tax codes that track taxability for categories of products and services in all US states. Assigning items to tax codes enables product and item-level taxability across all channels and ordering technologies for the retailer.

Custom Tax Rules: AvaTax allows addition of custom tax rules to determine how items with custom tax codes are taxed, or to override tax rules for the pre-defined Avalara tax codes.

Sourcing rules: Sales tax treatment based on sourcing rules (whether sales taxes should be based on the source or the destination of the transaction) varies across states. AvaTax accounts for the state-by-state variation by automatically applying sourcing rules based on the address of the seller and the Ship To location supplied by the buyer.

Centralized tax management: AvaTax aggregates tax data from across all channels, business units, and application for central control and reporting.

Standard Reporting:  Avalara offers a comprehensive library of common sales and consumer use tax reports which summarize and display transactional history

Geolocation Technology: AvaTax uses proprietary geolocation technology to validate an address and match it to a nationwide database of tax jurisdictions. Avalara’s tax data is researched and maintained by Avalara’s compliance team, so the rates and boundaries are always up-to-date. Use of geolocation technology to compute accurate taxes enables support for transactions occurring in locations without physical addresses as well as on mobile / handheld devices and ecommerce, POS and ERP invoicing platforms.

Integration with Accounting and Ease of Setup

Pre-built Integrations: Avalara’s standard integrations to ERP, Order Management, CRM, procurement and Ecommerce technologies makes AvaTax the single platform where consistent and accurate sales tax rates and product taxability rules are applied across the entire quote/order creation/invoicing experience.  


Technical specs

Avalara AvaTax helps thousands of customers accurately calculate sales and use taxes based on up-to-date tax data. AvaTax provides 580+ integrations with the most commonly-used business applications including ERP, POS, Ecommerce, Billing and CRM, to support quick deployment.

Representative Client List (if available)

  • Xerox
  • Adidas
  • Remington
  • USA Today
  • Bausch+Lomb
  • Dupont

Company History and Contact Information

Avalara has been disrupting the status quo in the scintillating world of sales tax management since 2004, and continues to blaze new roads in this very old industry. From the beginning, our dedicated team of revolutionaries has worked day and night to help businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right, from calculating rates to preparing and filing returns.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com.

Contact Information:

1100 2nd Ave #300
Seattle, WA 98101