Sales and Use Tax

Check the box on sales and use tax with Avalara. It’s easy. It’s done. It’s right.

There’s nothing simple about sales and use tax. Every step matters: calculating rates, filing returns, maintaining exemption certificates, keeping up with changing rates, and product taxability rules. And the more you grow, the more you owe. You need to be focused on your business, not on sales tax. So offload it to us. Avalara’s tax automation software is the fastest, most reliable way to accurately calculate, validate, and remit sales and use tax. Our tax solutions are used by tens of thousands of companies worldwide to complete millions of transactions every single day. Compliance doesn’t get better or easier than this.

✓ Calculate the right tax rate every time for every sale.

✓ Easily track, validate, and store exemption and resale certificates.

✓ Transfer tax data instantly for faster, easier returns filing.

Only Avalara offers seamless, automated end-to-end sales tax compliance solutions for your whole business.

Avalara AvaTax

No more wasting time downloading rate tables and deciphering tax codes.

  • Real time rates and rules for 12,000 tax jurisdictions.
  • Built-in address verification and geolocation guarantees accuracy.
  • SKU-level taxability for millions of products and services.
Avalara CertCapture

Never lose track of valuable tax documentation again.

  • Easily track, manage, and justify non-taxable transactions
  • Collect, validate, store, and update exemption certificates electronically.
  • Minimize audit exposure
Avalara Returns

File accurately and on-time, every time.

  • Effortless, guaranteed on-time filing.
  • Remit all payments with a single ACH transfer.
  • Immediate responsiveness to tax notices to prevent audits.
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Don’t guess on nexus. Be certain with Avalara.

Everyday business activities can impact sales and use tax compliance. More states are adding or expanding remote seller laws that create new obligations to collect or remit sales tax. If you do any of these activities, you could be creating sales tax nexus for your business.

✓ Sell remotely through websites or catalogs
✓ Use drop shippers or third-party distributors
✓ Plan to expand to more locations or add new products or services
✓ Have warehouses, inventory, or property in multiple locations or states
✓ Sell to resellers or exempt entities
✓ Employ remote staff or field sales personnel
✓ Participate in trade shows
✓ Sell through marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy
✓ Using third-party fulfillment vendors or networks like Fulfillment by Amazon.

The slippery slope of “sometimes taxable”

Most states tax goods and services differently. What’s taxable in one state might be exempt or taxed at a different rate in another. This can make it difficult to know the right rate or rule to apply to each transaction, especially if you have to look up those rates and rules individually.

Avalara’s automated sales and use tax solutions makes these decisions for you so you never have to worry about getting it wrong.

Learn more about the benefits of sales tax automation.