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Avalara

Overview

What is Avalara?

Avalara AvaTax connects to the software that businesses already have and delivers sales tax decisions based on precise geo-location in more than 12,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S.

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Recent Reviews

Avalara Review

10 out of 10
May 08, 2024
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I use Avalara to make our indirect sales and use tax computations and compliance accurate and efficient. It is hard to imagine being …
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Worth every penny

9 out of 10
May 02, 2024
Incentivized
Attached to our ERP, Avalara helps us calculate the correct sales taxes for even our most complicated customers, where the sales taxes can …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Sales and Use Taxes (321)
    8.8
    88%
  • Tax Exemption Processing (220)
    8.5
    85%
  • Tax Data Reporting (271)
    8.3
    83%
  • 3rd-Party Software Integrations (244)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $21 per month
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Product Demos

Avalara AvaTax Demo

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Features

Type of tax

A list of the different types of taxes that can be filed using tax compliance software.

8
Avg 7.9

Tax Reporting & Compliance

Activities relating to tax filing, reporting, document management, and exemption certificate processing.

8.2
Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Avalara?

Avalara helps to make tax compliance faster, easier, more accurate, and more reliable for 30,000+ business and government customers in over 90 countries. Tax compliance automation software solutions from Avalara leverage 1,200+ signed partner integrations across ecommerce, ERP, and other billing systems to power tax calculations, document management, tax return filing, and tax content access. Visit avalara.com to learn more.

Avalara Features

Type of tax Features

  • Supported: Sales and Use Taxes
  • Supported: Cross-border Taxes
  • Supported: VAT / GST Taxes
  • Supported: Energy and Fuel Taxes

Tax Reporting & Compliance Features

  • Supported: Geolocation for Tax Assessment
  • Supported: 3rd-Party Software Integrations
  • Supported: Tax Data Reporting
  • Supported: Compliance Administration Management
  • Supported: Tax Exemption Processing
  • Supported: Tax Document Management
  • Supported: Complex Tax Scenario Management

Additional Features

  • Supported: Centralized tax management: Unifies sales and use tax calculation, document management, and returns preparation.
  • Supported: Integrations: AvaTax connects with more than 700 prebuilt integrations to connect with accounting, ecommerce, POS, and other systems, plus an advanced API.
  • Supported: Cloud-based: A software-as-a-service solution, AvaTax updates take effect as soon as they are deployed, helping to ensure the most current information is used.
  • Supported: Exemption management: Certificates from vendors are stored electronically for access and to track expiration dates. Automatic renewal requests are sent out before certificates expire.
  • Supported: Returns filing and remittance: Returns preparation and remittance in multiple jurisdictions. Avalara Returns can track and manage due dates and payment requirements, enabling users to pay returns with a single source of payment.
  • Supported: Lodging: Lodging tax for hotel or rental property are managed with a solution that plugs into reservation software to deliver lodging tax calculations in real time as well as preparation, filing, and remittances of lodge tax returns.
  • Supported: Communications: Tax calculations are delivered on an array of communications transactions by directly connecting to a current billing or ERP system, or to an in-house build via API.
  • Supported: Beverage Alcohol: Simplified regulatory compliance for suppliers, distributors, and retailers in the beverage alcohol industry.

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Why Avalara?

Avalara Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Avalara AvaTax connects to the software that businesses already have and delivers sales tax decisions based on precise geo-location in more than 12,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S.

Avalara starts at $21.

Vertex, Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud, and Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE are common alternatives for Avalara.

Reviewers rate Sales and Use Taxes highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Avalara are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
Yes it is easy to store and have all the filings done for you. Taking care of all the tax preparation and validation is a large time saver with visibility at any time you need. Courses that keep you up to date on new laws with updated tax changes and education.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
  • Professional Services (nexus studies, registrations, backfiling, etc.)
We use all three services and cannot imagine not utilizing Avalara Returns and CertCapture. Those are big pieces of sales tax management. We have occasionally used professional services when we've had large projects, such as multiple state registrations at one time.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • CertCapture
Currently looking at CertCapture to handle our exemption certificates as we in take from our customers for exempt transactions. Additionally we have exemption certificates to provide our vendors for resale for inventory for resale purchases. Managing exemption certificates for any company can be complex and a huge deficiency for state tax audits.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
As stated before, we use multiple Avalara products. We use Avalara Returns, CertCapture which is now known as ECM. We also use Avalara's Tax Research tool formally known as TTR. All of these products have greatly benefited our organization from saving us time doing returns to answering our basic tax questions to reaching out to customers for their updated tax exemption certificates.
Jacob Swager | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Professional Services (nexus studies, registrations, backfiling, etc.)
We do not use any of these additional services however, we are currently using ECMS and are transitioning to ECM. Once that transition is complete we will also be taking advantage of Avalara Returns through the SST program. Currently ECMS does not transmit information to Avalara's system which disqualifies us from the SST program.
May 02, 2024

Ava

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Professional Services (nexus studies, registrations, backfiling, etc.)
Yes we don't have to manually keep track of sales in a state regarding Nexus
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
I have had clients use both Avalara Returns and CertCapture. Both of these capabilities reduce the stress of sales and use tax and allow for increase accuracy and management.
May 02, 2024

Avalara

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
  • Professional Services (nexus studies, registrations, backfiling, etc.)
having Avalara file our returns saves us a lot of time and are more accurate than completing them manually ourselves.

managing certificates in Avalara helps to keep the certificates organized and increases visibility of missing/expired certificates.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
It has saved a ton of time using Avalara returns. I can upload them all together and then check back in a couple of days to see them as filed. It is a much easier thing now that is off my to do list.
May 02, 2024

Avalara Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
  • Professional Services (nexus studies, registrations, backfiling, etc.)
We just began the Certificate Management program along with SST returns and we are very satisfied with how automated the compliance is following set up. We have also used the Professional Services such as backfiling, although I have not been nearly as happy with their performance in this category. Backfiling & amending returns is often quite time sensitive and I don't feel they have treated these matters this way. There seems to be a breakdown in communication between the customer, support & the account manager. Funding requests come out of the blue, frequently after not hearing back about project status for days-weeks.
May 02, 2024

Avalara review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
We use both the Avalara returns and cert capture. For the registration and nexus studies they were done prior to using Avalara. We had so many states that we had nexus with that Avalara made it easier and saved us time in calculations and filing returns.
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