Mahesh Bhagwat

Owner at Bhagwat & Associates

"VAT filing was never this easy and fast. Avalara helped me focus on my firm expansion rather than worry about routine activities."

Mahesh Bhagwat

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. 

One day a sales rep from Avalara approached us and introduced us to TrustFile Bharat. Since then, filing has become a cake walk. Uploading returns has become unbelievably quick. Earlier, on filing due dates, my staff used to do overtime till 10pm; Now they leave before time and the work is all done! 

The beauty of the software is that it shares the acknowledgement receipt that filing has successfully happened, so we don’t have to recheck. We don’t have to remember login credentials of our clients, as they are filed once with TrustFile and then stored for future use. 

Seven years back, I bought a server for Rs 175,000 and would have needed much bigger server with GST coming in, but thanks to Avalara’s SaaS solution, all that filing history is there in the cloud for us to refer to any time. The storage benefit is very impressive. 

Many times, there are server problems with the state utility. Now we don’t have to wait for the servers to be up. We bulk file on TrustFile Bharat and forget it. 

If you’re still filing your clients’ returns manually, I’d definitely suggest going with Avalara TrustFile Bharat, because it saves a lot of time at an extremely affordable price.

Mahesh Bhagwat
Mahesh Bhagwat
Tax Consultant with a firm in Pune

Bhagwat & Associates

Tax consultation firm founded in 1987 and specializing in multi-disciplinary practice. Doing 400+ VAT return filings every month.