Make Sales Tax Less Taxing

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Avalara offers cloud-based sales and use tax management solutions. Avalara’s end-to-end solutions seamlessly integrate with hundreds of ERP, accounting, e-commerce, and retail POS systems, providing accurate sales and use tax calculation, painless exemption certificate management, and effortless filing and remittance.

Even the most robust ERP systems don’t always include a sales tax compliance option. Sure, you upload rate tables, but how do you know they’re right? There were nearly 1,000 tax changes in the fourth quarter of 2014 – are you sure you caught them all? And would you be willing to bet your business on it?

Don’t let something like sales tax suck your company’s super strength.

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Are you prepared? Our handy sales tax audit checklist ensures you have all the information on hand in order to pass an audit. Did you know that businesses that have been audited before have a higher likelihood of being audited again? Avoid getting stressed out every time the state comes knocking. Automate transactional tax with Avalara AvaTax and everything’s handled—no muss, no fuss.

What’s so hard about sales tax? It’s just a rate, right? Wrong. With more than 12,000 different taxing jurisdictions in the U.S. and more than 9 million rules around product and services taxability, sales tax is, well, quite taxing! Separate fact from fiction with our handy guide to debunking 8 common sales tax misconceptions—including the idea of going it alone on compliance (hint: automate).

Believe it or not, it can be harder to prove you don’t owe sales tax than proving you do.Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, resellers, related entities, governments, not-for-profit and charitable organizations are usually exempt from sales tax. But that doesn’t mean you are free of tax obligations altogether. Here are a few of the most common compliance hurdlesthat trip up traditionally exempt companies.

Would it surprise you to learn that Wakefield Research estimates a tax audit now costs the average business $96,000? Most people are unaware of just how costly compliance can be. Well, everyone except accountants—half of which admit auditors would likely find mistakes. Check out Avalara’s 10 revealing truths about sales tax that will likely lead to this one: You need a better way to manage compliance.

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Are you at high risk for a sales tax audit? Many companies don’t even realize they’re a target. This short video reveals 3 Top Reasons Businesses Get Audited for Sales Tax. But don’t relax just yet. Even if you don’t fall into any of these buckets, auditors could still ding you if you missed even the smallest tax obligation. Don’t give them any ammunition. Automate sales tax with Avalara AvaTax to be sure you’re covered.

Joe is a bike shop owner. A good one. So good in fact that Joe’s business is growing. He’s now selling to wholesalers, has a web store and customers in multiple states. But more business also means Joe has more tax obligations. So how does Joe keep up on compliance? Find out from Avalara’s Will Frei in this short, fun and informative whiteboard story, in which he offers a few pointers on how to grow your business without growing your tax pain.