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155 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Type of tax

    9.3

    TaxJar

    93%

    Wave Accounting

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    TaxJar ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Sales and Use Taxes

    9.7
    97%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cross-border Taxes

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Reporting & Compliance

    9.6

    TaxJar

    96%

    Wave Accounting

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    TaxJar ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Geolocation for Tax Assessment

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    3rd-Party Software Integrations

    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Data Reporting

    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance Administration Management

    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Exemption Processing

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Document Management

    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Complex Tax Scenario Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Wave Accounting

    66%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    23 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    20 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    12 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    8 Ratings

    Customization

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Wave Accounting

    84%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    9 Ratings

    Plug-ins

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    11 Ratings

    Security

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Wave Accounting

    67%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    29 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    33 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Wave Accounting

    65%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    67 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    66 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    34 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.4

    Wave Accounting

    54%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 21/21 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    55 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    66 Ratings

    Cash management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    58 Ratings

    Bank reconciliation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    62 Ratings

    Expense management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    60 Ratings

    Time tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    10 Ratings

    Fixed asset management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.1
    41%
    11 Ratings

    Multi-currency support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    18 Ratings

    Multi-division support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    9 Ratings

    Regulations compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    15 Ratings

    Electronic tax filing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    14 Ratings

    Self-service portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.2
    32%
    39 Ratings

    Global Financial Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings

    Intercompany Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.1
    41%
    5 Ratings

    Localizations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    3 Ratings

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    28 Ratings

    Enterprise Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    7 Ratings

    Configurable Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    16 Ratings

    Centralized Rules Framework

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    17 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Wave Accounting

    81%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    8 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings

    Manufacturing module

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Order Management

    TaxJar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Wave Accounting

    72%
    Wave Accounting ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pricing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    26 Ratings

    Order entry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    17 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    45 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    32 Ratings

    Order Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    5 Ratings

    End-to-end order visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    4 Ratings

    Order exception Resolution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • TaxJar is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    TaxJar

    93%
    13 Ratings
    5.2

    Wave Accounting

    52%
    75 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    TaxJar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Wave Accounting

    78%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    TaxJar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6

    Wave Accounting

    66%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    TaxJar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3

    Wave Accounting

    63%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    TaxJar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.9

    Wave Accounting

    29%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    TaxJar

    75%
    4 Ratings
    5.2

    Wave Accounting

    52%
    10 Ratings

    Online Training

    TaxJar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7

    Wave Accounting

    47%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    TaxJar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0

    Wave Accounting

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    TaxJar

    If you aren't a tax professional, this is a must. Trying to manually calculate which county/city/state sales tax is owed will break your brain. Actually, even if you were a tax professional, why would you want to manually do it when you could just have a tool like this to calculate it for you. I wish it was also affordable to have it file for you and there are some crunchy bits, but its pros definitely outweigh the cons.
    Jessica Meadows Rich | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting was used for a small practice without a lot of the accounting considerations a large company would have. For the price, you really can't beat what Wave offers out of the box. All of the basic tools for things like invoicing and expenses are all easy to use. End of year accounting is easy with exports of data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    TaxJar

    • The CSV upload for clients that do not have or want to connect directly is very good. It allows us to get a lot of the information done quickly.
    • The cost is very competitive.
    • According to our clients, the integration is relatively easy.
    • For the most part, the reports are accurate.
    George Sleeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wave Accounting

    • Reconciliation is very difficult with multiple Wave transactions that need to be deleted or merged before it can be matched to a bank transaction.
    • Payroll worked fine for us but took several days to get it set up. We have switched to another bookkeeping system and another payroll system. Canceling with Wave took several days and they charge $6 for something even though the month was paid for in advance.
    • Credit card processing is nice and worked fine for us.
    Harry Abell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    TaxJar

    • Continually increase its native integration features with BigCommerce, which recently just opened up more Checkout APIs and Sales Tax APIs.
    • The Amazon integration is confusing only because Amazon (sometimes?) calculates and collects sales tax on your behalf. It's not clear what's best-- to let Amazon do it for you or for TaxJar to handle it.
    • Onboarding could be a bit easier and guided.
    Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wave Accounting

    • I know that credit card processing is a way for Wave to make money, but I really wish they offered ACH payment on Invoices.
    • I do cash-based accounting, which means I have to make little journal entries at the start and end of each year to get my books to balance because Wave wants to do everything differently. This should just be a setting to flip, whether you want cash-based or accrual-based.
    • They use Yodlee for bank connection, which doesn't play nice with 2FA. Pretty much every time I log in I have to re-enter credentials, get a code sent to me, reauthenticate, and know that I'm going to have to do it again next week. Not really on Wave, but wish they could get it together nonetheless.
    J.P. VanderLinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    TaxJar

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    $0

    Starting Price

    $0

    TaxJar Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Starter$191
    Professional$991
    PremiumCustom
    1. for up to 200 orders/month
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    30 day free trial. No obligation, no activation fees. Upgrade, downgrade or cancel anytime. Pricing based on order volume. Transactions are equal to -Orders imported into TaxJar with one or more line items -SmartCalcs API pushed sales tax calculation If you go over your transaction limit during a single month, we will charge you the difference between the plan you’re on and the next highest plan. The next month you’ll start back on the original plan that you subscribed to, and the process will repeat itself again. This is all done automatically. Your plan will never be interrupted and you will not have to speak with a salesperson.

    Wave Accounting

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Wave Accounting Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    TaxJar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 7.8
    Based on 3 answers
    Easy to use for clients with no accounting background and the price is right.
    Jeanne Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    TaxJar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 6.6
    Based on 12 answers
    I am a professional bookkeeper and I have no problems using Wave and all of it's features. I can see that certain individuals who have no accounting knowledge might struggle with a few different features and entries, but that is why Wave has an emphasis in connecting users to Wave Pro's who will walk them through things
    Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    TaxJar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 6.3
    Based on 8 answers
    WAVE is always available when we need it ! Peter
    Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    TaxJar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 2.9
    Based on 4 answers
    Wave does tend to slow down when filtering your transactions screen especially by date. This is more of an issue when trying to trouble shoot certain transactions or clean-up a set of books.
    Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    TaxJar

    TaxJar 7.5
    Based on 4 answers
    We had a few questions about integrations & onboarding, and support answered quickly and in-depth. They understood our questions - which were a bit technical in nature - and were able to provide an explanation in a timely and specific manner that allowed us to get the system up and running quickly.
    Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 5.2
    Based on 10 answers
    I never had to call Wave Support as we barely experienced any support-related problems on our side. However, I do know a few people that complained about Wave support. It would be nice as well, though if they could have more in your face tutorials for new users or how-to videos should we struggle to do something
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    TaxJar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 4.7
    Based on 3 answers
    easy to use and east to train on ! Our WAVE clients enjoy the ease of use
    Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    TaxJar

    TaxJar is less expensive, simpler to integrate and their billing is straightforward so that you don't have to worry about huge surprises at the end of a month or quarter. They spend a lot less time on sales/marketing but their support is excellent and overall we have had a much better experience with TaxJar.
    Jeff McRitchie | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wave Accounting

    Wave is FREE for most functions. Payment processing costs no matter where you go (as does payroll or taxes). Wave rises above tools like QuickBooks Online because they know that for our small firm, being nimble is the name of the game. We don't need exhaustive reporting and management like QB offers and we certainly don't want to pay for it
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    TaxJar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Wave Accounting

    Wave Accounting 3.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Once they out grow what is ability to move up to a more robust system?
    Penny Breslin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    TaxJar

    • With regards to ROI, it definitely saves time. And time, as they say, is money. It may be hard to put a particular dollar sign on this, but it definitely has provided a positive return.
    • It keeps me aware of where I have sales tax nexus that I might not know about otherwise. This is important. Even if I have to check it manually, at least I am made aware of where I need to file.
    • It allows me to track how much in sales tax we've paid year over year, which is a good indication of how our sales are doing.
    Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wave Accounting

    • Wave has been ROI positive for our company. With not having to pay for the service we can use our money for growing our business.
    • The fees on credit card transactions for invoices are reasonable especially as we don't pay a monthly subscription.
    • The invoicing feature has made our lives easier for us and our customers. The invoicing piece and AR tracking has been ROI positive as well.
    Lukas Sundahl, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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