In the past, we used several pieces of software for VAT, such as ST Easy and ST VAT. But filing was still taking time and we had to check repeatedly that filing happened or not. We didn’t know what to do.
Two decades back, I used to personally prepare and file returns using state utility. But with practice expanding so much, manual filing stopped making sense. With so many clients, it’s like a production unit now for VAT returns, which needs to be quick and efficient.
My clients tell me that they are dealing with our third generation and have confidence due to our long term association. That’s the kind of trust my clients have, and I wish to keep that intact.
The time you’re spending on filing is valuable time you could be spending on things that are way more important, way more lucrative, and way more helpful to you as an accounting firm owner.
With Avalara TrustFile, there was really no implementation. It was just a matter of going online and learning how to use the dashboard.
With GST coming in, we were fearing the unknown. Multi state filing, destination based calculations, it was hard for my staff to come to speed. Thanks to Avalara who took my headache away by offering a GST configurable solution to fulfill all our compliance needs.
After introduction of MVAT, especially after the introduction of online submission of returns, and automatic late fees, I was constantly under pressure to meet the deadlines. Now that I have adopted Trustfile from Avalara, my professional life has become relaxed and I have started focusing on client acquisition.
When you open an eCommerce store, you are there to run your business, not taxes — that’s not your core competency. Managing taxes eats up way too much time.