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Avalara

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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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Recent Reviews

Avalara Review

9 out of 10
May 28, 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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Popular Features

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  • Sales and Use Taxes (326)
    8.8
    88%
  • Tax Exemption Processing (222)
    8.5
    85%
  • Tax Data Reporting (274)
    8.3
    83%
  • 3rd-Party Software Integrations (247)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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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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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

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Features

Type of tax

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

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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 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.

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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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is easy to integrate on top of existing operations and has a comprehensive platform to build off of. We have recently tried to layer on their ECM Pro product, but once we signed the contract, we have not heard from our salesperson or implementation team in 3 weeks, even after reaching out multiple times. We've struggled with every salesperson assigned to us, and it seems they are highly understaffed when supporting customers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is easy to perform research and then share the research in various ways, e.g., by email, PDF, etc. TTR provides appropriate links to the research results for the state regulations and codes. Researching the same topic for a different State is very easy using the drop-down menu.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think Avalara is great for a tax management software, I like that everything is all in one place. The things that they do well is having everything all on one platform. I wish we could get the e-commerce plug in to work a bit smoother for our company.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Asked for the sales tax that was accrued from the prior year only gave me a link, that was no help. When it filed sales tax for the quarter and our system was down once uploaded all the sales all the customers were charged sales tax in the period even when they were tax exempt we had to pay for this mistake.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have used SOVOS in the past and would recommend Avalara 100X over as their customer service and knowledge base articles are top notch compared to SOVOS. When you contact SOVOS, their customer service is outdated and not willing to assist the customer with issue resolution whereas Avalara strives to resolve any issues and ensure your experience is fruitful.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Avalara has the platform to be able to have support for all products at any time. Would be perfect if all products for all industries were supported. While custom rules are great, they do have to be maintained and tracked as state rules and regulations change versus directly supported in the platform.
May 02, 2024

Worth every penny

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Avalara is well suited for a customer that needs seamless sales tax calculations. Additionally, the exemption certificate storage and access has helped us through many audits. Sales tax returns has enabled us to have more internal resources dedicated to items other than doing sales tax returns. Audit backup is helpful as well.
Jessica Gorbett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I feel Avalara is the best at helping with sales tax needs. I also know they are opening up more areas to help with business needs. Our only drawback is that since we are a retailer that follows a 4-4-5 monthly calendar, it isn't an option to have Avalara process and submit our taxes monthly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Avalara is a complete sales tax package. Rates, Research, Compliance, Exemption Certificate projects, Registrations, and everything else related to sales tax such as a tax engine which can be connected with virtually any accounting software package to provide the correct sales tax for any given invoice - after having properly configured the program to match the industry involved.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company likes the products. They are user-friendly and simple to navigate. Avalara saves us an enormous amount of time every month from tasks like filing sales tax returns to keeping track of exemption certificates. Their proactive approach allows our organization to stay focus and allows us to do what we do best. We trust in Avalara to handle the tax related issues.
Jacob Swager | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Avalara is great in the sales tax compliance area, exemption certificates, and 1099s. The property tax software was good for property that is fixed to a specific location, but it did not work well for our rental company where the property will be moving to new jurisdictions on a regular basis.
May 02, 2024

Ava

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The product itself is really good, the issue is there are some room in improvement when it comes to account managers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Recommend for businesses who are filing sales and use tax returns in multiple states. Also, would recommend for businesses who are expected to grow and begin selling remotely to other states as Avalara tracks exposure. AvaTax, the sales tax calculator, seems to link really well with a number of different softwares. For those companies who are filing in one or two states and do not have a lot of transactions, I would ask some additional questions before considering Avalara.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Most of my sales tax knowledge has come from Avalara. Attending the conference gave me a solid foundation into an unfamiliar world. Then the continuing education from the ambassador program has helped me stay current. As the company has grown so has our compliance needs and Avalara has been able to keep up with our changing needs easily and made my job easier.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
once setup Avalara just does what we need it to do. though we have used services in the past, it relied heavily on the quickbook integration that we moved away from. the data source we use Avalara for is great and will be used for the foreseeable future as we have the integration setup
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