Avalara Review
May 13, 2019

Avalara Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • AvaTax
  • Returns

Overall Satisfaction with Avalara

We use it to calculate sales tax on our website (all orders) and file returns. It's used mostly by accounting. It takes the error out of calculating sales tax and filing returns.
  • Filing returns on time
  • Calculating sales tax
  • Helping when there are issues
  • User manuals
  • Communications where there are outages or disruptions
  • We eliminated a position and the penalties and fees from late filing from using Avalara
I wasn't involved in the implementation
It's not always clear where you need to go to find specific information
We've been able to eliminate a position by using Avalara to file out returns, saving the company thousands of dollars
Avalara is great with calculating sales tax and filing returns. We don't have any scenarios where we use it and it isn't appropriate.

Avalara Feature Ratings

Sales and Use Taxes
10
Tax Data Reporting
10

Avalara Reliability

It works well for what we need and as we've added more jurisdictions.
We had a huge sale a few weeks ago and there were issues with connectivity with Avalara. It resulted in overcharging sales tax and the accounting team needing to refund 2000 customers.
It takes awhile to upload transactions to Avalara.