CCH® SureTax® vs. LOVAT

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CCH® SureTax®
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
CCH SureTax is designed by tax experts to help businesses comply even with the most complex sale and use tax requirements. Always up-to-date on 100,000+ annual tax legislation changes, this cloud-based sales tax automation platform aims to ensure customers accurately calculate, collect, and remit taxes to the correct authorities every time.N/A
LOVAT
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Tax software for VAT/sales tax filing. LOVAT platform collects all tax data across any sales channel and files VAT returns in a minute. Accurate VAT calculation, tax due reminders, automatic filing, free data storing with the real-time support of tax expert team available. LOVAT enables the user to register a business for VAT and sales tax purposes in foreign countries where it stores goods or where it is selling products or services. LOVAT specializes in helping…
$40
Best option for small sellers and new companies
Pricing
CCH® SureTax®LOVAT
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Start-Up
40/month
Best option for small sellers and new companies
Standard
80/month
Most popular option for your VAT Compliance
Premium
500/month
Top quality level of VAT Compliance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CCH® SureTax®LOVAT
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
CCH® SureTax®LOVAT
Type of tax
Comparison of Type of tax features of Product A and Product B
CCH® SureTax®
7.3
63 Ratings
7% below category average
LOVAT
9.9
12 Ratings
23% above category average
Sales and Use Taxes8.263 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Cross-border Taxes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
VAT / GST Taxes4.94 Ratings9.912 Ratings
Energy and Fuel Taxes7.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Tax Reporting & Compliance
Comparison of Tax Reporting & Compliance features of Product A and Product B
CCH® SureTax®
7.1
62 Ratings
10% below category average
LOVAT
9.9
12 Ratings
23% above category average
Geolocation for Tax Assessment8.845 Ratings9.911 Ratings
3rd-Party Software Integrations6.644 Ratings00 Ratings
Tax Data Reporting6.556 Ratings9.912 Ratings
Compliance Administration Management6.742 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Tax Exemption Processing7.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Tax Document Management7.233 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Complex Tax Scenario Management5.742 Ratings00 Ratings
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CCH® SureTax®LOVAT
Small Businesses
TaxJar
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Score 8.1 out of 10
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Score 8.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
LOVAT
LOVAT
Score 10.0 out of 10
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP SmartCompliance
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP SmartCompliance
Score 8.2 out of 10
ADP SmartCompliance
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
CCH® SureTax®LOVAT
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(64 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CCH® SureTax®LOVAT
Likelihood to Recommend
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
I would put CCH® SureTax® at the top of the scale for any Telecom business or anyone with a known tax scenario that will be similarly sketchy. This software, while not always user friendly, can do amazing things to help you navigate the tax issues facing us all today. This would not be appropriate for a company just needing help gathering their sales tax information. There are plenty of other, friendlier solutions, possibly what they are already using for their accounting that will do it cleaner, easier and cheaper. You just have to ask an expert in that software.
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
You need a way to calculate VAT on your remote sales and store tax documents electronically. As part of your evaluation, I would include LOVAT as an option. With LOVAT, we can also avoid asking clients to provide additional information at check out, which keeps our conversion rate higher. It's so easy to upload tax data, calculate VAT, and submit VAT forms
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Pros
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
  • Maintains Nexus nationwide.
  • Implements all of the various sales tax rates nationwide automatically.
  • Clean website that is very user friendly.
  • Support is very quick to respond and always fixes any issues you may be having.
  • We have had this since 2013, and not one time has a sales tax rate been wrong. We used to have Avalara, where we had 12 different overrides in their system just to calculate the correct tax. It is nice not having to maintain those.
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
  • Variety of subscription plans which are flexible thanks to possibilities of purchasing various add-ons.
  • Tax audit reports which are available for download is a great feature that allows us to have a deeper look to our transactions from different sales channels of ours.
  • The support team in always helped us with difficulties or questions that we had on different stages while working with LOVAT
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Cons
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
  • NetSuite integration is clunky, does not feed into native fields as renders some features useless
  • Pricing increase after 3 year contract was astronomical, were able to negotiate however.
  • Implementation should have been better tested by all parties, resulted in amending multiple returns. However, we did have a very tight timeline to integrate.
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
  • Some processes take extra time
  • It will take some time and preferably a demo call with the support team to learn how to use the software yourself
  • Unfortunately, consultation on really difficult questions can be obtained only for an additional fee
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Likelihood to Renew
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
We switched our tax service from Avalara to SureTax years ago. Prior to this, we manually prepared the data and ran a report uploading and then got the tax result every time. With Suretax providing enough and flexable APIs, we redesigned and implemented our new application to communicate with SureTax seamlessly and automatically. This greatly reduced our workload, improves the system efficiency, and increased the data accuracy.
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
No answers on this topic
Usability
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
SureTax is very reliable in with the integration with Microsoft Dynamics GP. It provides accurate tax calculations in accordance with tax updates. SureTax also has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to navigate. It is easy to add customers and also run reports on the website. The overall manageability of it is great!
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
It has taken much longer than we would like to get certain issues - and problems - resolved. And the initial product support as we designed the implementation left much to be desired
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
100% better. Avalara is a self-starter kit where businesses are forced to create and develop their own bundles and product types. The support that you get from the AvaTax is not as user-friendly. SureTax is full of seasoned experts and full of industry leaders. Law firms that I have worked with in the past, as well as other CPAs, only recommend SureTax.
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
Lovat is a product which is favorable in terms of cost, unlike the many tax software which are expensive and not affordable.Also, Lovat has some flexibility, where different procedures based on the companies demands can be personalized to suit its needs. Lastly, Lovat works in hand with the many programs that are in the accounting area.
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Return on Investment
Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik
  • positive impact on resources due to accessibility by more team members
  • positive impact on resources due to willingness of other team members to use this GUI - it's more inviting
  • positive impact on timing due to strict deadlines so I simply CANNOT be pulled off to help with other projects which often happened when deadlines were later in the month
  • once the prepayment module is put into production that is also going to help with tracking (for states like FL, GA etc. where the number only changes once/year because we're told SureTax will "remember" that month to month and keep it filled in on each return)
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LOVAT COMPLIANCE LTD
  • Good functionality and regular update of the services.
  • This software is a good value for money especially taking into account a not very high price.
  • The support team is professional but available only at weekdays.
  • For the moment the support language is only English that may cause some inconvenience.
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ScreenShots

CCH® SureTax® Screenshots

Screenshot of Transaction level viewScreenshot of Nexus dashboardScreenshot of Exempt Certificate ManagerScreenshot of Reporting viewScreenshot of Returns dashboardScreenshot of A return screenshot

LOVAT Screenshots

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