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3 Ratings
12 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CCH SureTax ranks higher in 1 feature set: Tax Reporting & Compliance
  • LOVAT ranks higher in 1 feature set: Type of tax

Type of tax

8.5

CCH SureTax

85%
8.9

LOVAT

89%
CCH SureTax ranks higher in 2/4 features

Sales and Use Taxes

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Cross-border Taxes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

VAT / GST Taxes

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Energy and Fuel Taxes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Tax Reporting & Compliance

9.3

CCH SureTax

93%
8.9

LOVAT

89%
CCH SureTax ranks higher in 6/7 features

Geolocation for Tax Assessment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
9 Ratings

3rd-Party Software Integrations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Tax Data Reporting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Compliance Administration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Tax Exemption Processing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Tax Document Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Complex Tax Scenario Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • LOVAT is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CCH SureTax

80%
1 Rating
9.2

LOVAT

92%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CCH SureTax

It is really well suited for accountants that simply prepare the returns and need accurate data. This makes the review process much quicker. If you do not have WorkStream connected it is tough to track the progress of a project. You have to check the reports daily to see if you have any work to do
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

LOVAT

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
Martin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CCH SureTax

  • The ability to eliminate errors is an excellent feature. The program auto populates the sales and use tax forms as well as validates addresses
  • This integrates with Microsoft Dynamics which allows you to run automated processes and track the progress on each project.
  • It also auto populates the sales tax forms and has error messages so you can be sure to have accurate data and not receive notices.
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

LOVAT

  • 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
Marco Barsanti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CCH SureTax

  • The reporting system is really limited and hard to define useful reporting.
  • A really clunky system and not intuitive to use.
  • The error messages are really vague and you have to "guess" occasionally why the error is there.
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

LOVAT

  • 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
Robert Carley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CCH SureTax

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

CCH SureTax Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

LOVAT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$40 Best option for small sellers and new companies

LOVAT Editions & Modules

Edition
Start-Up40/month1
Standard72/month2
Premium495/month3
  1. Best option for small sellers and new companies
  2. Most popular option for your VAT Compliance
  3. Top quality level of VAT Compliance
Additional Pricing Details
For the complete version of the pricing with all addons and to calculate your fee please visit: https://vatcompliance.co/lovat-pricing

Alternatives Considered

CCH SureTax

No answers on this topic

LOVAT

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.
Christin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CCH SureTax

  • It has improved accuracy and in doing so has created a better client experience.
  • It has improved efficiency and allows for more accountants to enter data.
  • The training has helped the whole team learn the basics which makes it nice to have back up people if something happens.
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

LOVAT

  • 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.
Paul Moores | TrustRadius Reviewer

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