Figuring out sales tax for your business can be frustrating. The massive changes in sales tax law caused by the South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling earlier this year have only complicated it more.
Thankfully, Squire and Avalara are keeping on top of all the sales tax changes. Avalara’s AvaTax helps with navigating tax rates and tax rules, and will even alert you when you might need to start filing sales tax in a new state. Even if the sales tax rates change later (which they likely will), AvaTax will calculate the sales tax based on the current rate. It even connects with both Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Online.
AvaTax could be your perfect solution for your sales tax needs. Connecting AvaTax to QuickBooks Desktop and Online is quick and easy. You can use the admin console to confirm in which states you need to file, put in any special sales tax rules that may apply to your business, and further customize AvaTax to your needs.
Entering in an estimate, sales order, or invoice is a refreshing new experience. After putting in all the necessary information, you’ll select AvaTax as the sales tax item and it will calculate the sales tax for you. No more having to look up sales tax codes and hoping you chose the right one! AvaTax uses geolocation to ensure the correct sales tax rate is used for your customers.
Have tax-exempt customers? No problem! AvaTax only requires some additional information setup within the customer details to allow it to recognize the tax-exempt status of that customer. Avalara also has a place within the admin console to keep track of important documentation such as tax exempt and resale certificates for those tax-exempt customers.
When you are ready to file your sales tax returns, you’ll find several helpful reports within the Avalara admin console. Sales tax is broken out by state and by jurisdiction, which is especially helpful in states that require local tax reconciliations on their tax returns. If you decide you don’t want to deal with the stress of filing your sales and use tax returns, Avalara Returns can file and pay the returns on your behalf.
Now – we realize that not all companies will find this bundle to be their best possible option. However, if you are interested, Squire, Intuit and Avalara have an amazing deal, but only through January 31st, 2019. If you are still in search of a solution to your sales tax issues, Squire’s Sales Tax group is diligently keeping up with the changing state tax tides and is here to help you through it. Give our Sales Tax team a call at 801.225.6900.
AVALARA AVATAX + ENTERPRISE DEAL
AvaTax + Enterprise Bundle:
- Nearly Unlimited Transactions (100,000 per year!) – Up to $12,000 Per State Value!
- Free State Registrations – $280 Per State Value!
- 12 Sales Tax Returns Per Year – Up to $700 Per State Value!
- *For home rule states (local —additional $400 for home rules (Alaska, Alabama, Louisiana, Colorado, and Arizona)