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Tax Compliance Software

Tax Compliance Software Overview

What is Tax Compliance Software?

Tax compliance software provides organizations with accurate local and federal tax calculations, and automates tax form filing and reporting. Leading tax compliance vendors offer separate applications to manage particular kinds of transactions and their associated taxes.


Sales and use tax compliance apps calculate and process appropriate taxes to be levied across jurisdictions. Value-Added Tax (VAT) apps track regulations and automate calculation across complex scenarios. Leading tax compliance software also supports customs tax management for international sales. And many vendors offer managed tax filing and audit reporting for both corporations and small businesses.


Beyond these capabilities, tax compliance software provide management of other tax related tasks. These include exemption certificate search and management, e-way bill processing and tracking, returns processing with multi-jurisdictional compliance, and tax data analytics and audit reporting.

Integrations

Integrations are essential for tax compliance software. Sales tax compliance software may integrate with ecommerce system or shopping cart, for instance. Other integrations are with corporate ERP, budgeting and accounting software, procurement, and supply chain. Leading vendors tout integrations with many popular applications.

Tax Compliance Software Features & Capabilities

Types of taxes managed by tax compliance software include:


  • sales & use tax

  • value-added taxes (VAT) or goods and services taxes (GST)

  • employee income tax

  • corporate tax

  • customs tax & tariffs

Common features of tax compliance software are as follows:


  • geolocation for correct tax assessment

  • return filing and tracking

  • e-way bill management

  • tax calculation & payment processing

  • tax exemption processing & management

  • automated complex scenario management (e.g. tax holiday)

  • exemption certificate storage and search

  • tax data analytics

Pricing Information

Tax compliance software is often cloud-based and available on a per month subscription basis. Lower tier plans support a relatively limited number of monthly transactions. Leading tax compliance software vendors offer a range of applications supporting the needs of specific industries (e.g. manufacturing), global corporations operating in multiple countries, or modules for only the specific kinds of transactions needed.


Additionally some leading vendors provide all-in-one offerings for small and midsize businesses. These support management of local taxes, requisite sales and vendor transactions, document filing, and reporting in a single platform.

Tax Compliance Products

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Avalara

Top Rated
187 Ratings

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 O Series

55 Ratings

Vertex® Indirect Tax O Series® combines tax research with the latest software technology in order to provide your tax department with the tools necessary to deliver accuracy and consistency in every transaction. Vertex brings together the tax process acumen, technology innovation, and trusted ind...

Canopy

6 Ratings

Canopy is tax practice management software from Canopy, Inc., with accounting functionality designed for tax professionals and their customers. It includes tax resolution analytics, automatic IRS form population, client management, transcript delivery and reporting, custom service workflows, pena...

TaxJar

3 Ratings

TaxJar offers automated sales tax reporting and filing. According to the vendor, capabilities include: Accurate, Detailed Sales Tax Reports: TaxJar’s local jurisdiction reports show sales and sales tax collected not only for each state, but for local jurisdiction (counties, cities, special jur...

Vertex Cloud

13 Ratings

Vertex is a leading provider of tax technology and services, helping to enable companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex Cloud Indirect Ta...

ONESOURCE

4 Ratings

ONESOURCE is a tax compliance software package.

Proconnect Tax Online

5 Ratings

Intuit ProConnect Tax Online is cloud-based professional tax software. It integrates with QuickBooks and includes a client portal so that clients can input their tax data online. ProConnect has a pay-per-return pricing structure.

Sovos Compliance

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Sovos Compliance includes tax automation capabilities, including sales and use tax, 1099 reporting, ACA reporting, VAT solutions, and FATCA compliance.

Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud

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Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud is a tax reporting platform integrated with all financial processes. It is designed to handle global tax reporting requirements on a global basis.

CCH Sales Tax

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CCH Sales Tax, now owned and supported by Wolters Kluwer, is a tax compliance application available online or on-premise, supporting tax rate calculation and form filing.

CSC Corptax Compliant

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CSC Corptax Compliant is a tax compliance software solution oriented towards the needs of corporations, automating the tax filing process with data integration and reporting capabilities.

Taxify

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Sovos Compliance now offers Taxify, a tax management, processing, and compliance application.

VATBox

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British company VATBox offers a VAT recovery and governance application.

SAP Tax Compliance

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SAP Tax Compliance is a global tax management platform for enterprises supporting tax calculation, validation, tax transfer management, and advanced tax reporting.

TaxCloud

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TaxCloud is a cloud-based tax calculating, analyzing and compliance application from FedTax (or Federal Tax Authority) headquartered in Connecticut.

Bloomberg Tax Advantage

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Bloomberg Tax, a subsidiary of Bloomberg, offers Bloomberg Tax Advantage, a tax management and automation platform supporting corporate tax research, calculation, and compliance.