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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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Indirect Tax

9 out of 10
December 05, 2023
I played a pivotal role in implementing AvaTax at Alchemee. I used to manage the system. We filed our US and Canadian returns through this …
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10 out of 10
December 05, 2023
We use Avalara for our sales tax compliance. Avalara is excellent at tracking the data necessary to fill out the sales tax returns. We …
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  • Sales and Use Taxes (291)
  • Tax Exemption Processing (200)
  • Tax Data Reporting (246)
  • 3rd-Party Software Integrations (221)

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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $21 per month
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Type of tax

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

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Tax Reporting & Compliance

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

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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 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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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 8.9.

The most common users of Avalara are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
  • ERP Software
  • Ecommerce
  • Shopify
I was not part of the integration of these softwares but I know we had a third party help us and create a connection between our ERP and Avalara. The integration to my understanding for both our ERP and Shopify was more just time consuming in making sure everything was correct in setting it up than it being difficult. I have never been told by those in our IT department that doing these integrations were to difficult.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Quickbooks
It connected fine but you cannot tell which customers have already been added to Avalara and which werent so a lot of manual work needed to happen to check every single customer. Of course not feasible once you have many customers. Their support were not able to assist us with this issue.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Shopify
The integration process of Avalara to Shopify was very easy. I was not part of this portion, however, I have seen the way that it works once Avalara was live. Avalara does the tax calculation for our store automatically. The only thing I'm not a fan of is how the tax breaks down. Oftentimes it is confusing to our customer to see sales tax, county tax, etc. They believe they are being unnecessarily charged sales tax.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
  • SAP
I was not directly involved (IT group mainly handled) when we integrated a purchased company, however, from what I was told, the integration was smooth. This is likely the case as we had SAP as an existing platform and this integration (AVATAX) was not started from the ground up.
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