AvaTax for WP e-Commerce

The Sales Tax Problem

Sales tax can be highly complex and costly for any business. You have over 15,000 taxing jurisdictions in North America, a high velocity of monthly changes and updates to rates/rules/boundaries (over 5,000+ in 2010), and countless changes to taxability rules on both products and services.

Sales tax compliance is a pass through activity with risk of penalties and audits but no real profit. Now you can automate the sales tax collection—even filing and remittance—with TaxNOW from Evolving Office.

“Because many cities in Texas share a common ZIP code and many ZIP codes encompass an area both inside and outside a taxing jurisdiction, we do not recommend using them as a method of reporting local sales and use tax.”
– Texas State Comptroller Office http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/local/rateinfo.html

TaxNOW is Your Solution

TaxNOW for WordPress E-Commerce connects Avalara’s award winning automatic, cloud-based sales tax services with your WordPress e-Commerce store. With TaxNOW you can rest easy because you will always collect and remit the correct amounts of sales tax. TaxNOW delivers ‘bullet-proof’ compliance, freeing up employees to focus more time on what’s important – growing your business!

With TaxNOW for WordPress E-Commerce you have access to special pricing, rates which are normally only offered to enterprise customers.

AvaTax – The Avalara SaaS Solution for Full Sales Tax Automation & Compliance

Eliminate Time Consuming, Inaccurate Local Tax Tables. Avalara’s AvaTax eliminates the need to use local tax tables, which are both time consuming due to managing monthly changes to thousands of sales tax rates, and are NOT compliant as zip codes alone are insufficient to determine sales tax jurisdictions and the appropriate sales tax rates.

Pinpoint Accuracy. AvaTax calculates sales tax based on the ‘roof-top’ destination address. The solution leverages GIS Mapping technology (latitude/longitude) for jurisdictional assignments so all of the appropriate taxing authorities are applied to the ship-to address including State, County, City, Special Taxing Jurisdictions, etc.

Address Validation. AvaTax provides address validation (AVS) functionality which normalizes every ship-to address. AvaTax checks addresses against an enhanced USPS CASS™ certified database to correct and standardize the destination address, including auto-correction of incomplete addresses, misspelled street names, missing ZIP codes, etc. This helps eliminate mis-shipments and relieves the cost burden of additional services to cleanse your customer address data.

Extensive Product Taxability Coverage. Avalara maintains thousands of Product and Service Tax Codes which can be used to mask variable tax rules to ensure no matter what you sell and where or when you sell it, the correct sales tax is applied.

Centralized, Flexible and Secure Management. Avalara provides customers access to a centralized AvaTax dashboard (only available on the TaxNOW Pro plan) for setting up single or multiple companies under one account, with the ability to identify specific tax rules like nexus, product taxability, and sales tax exemption for each unique company. Multiple users and access levels can be created for dashboard access.

Outsourced Filing. AvaFile Managed Returns Service gives companies the ability to outsource the entire sales tax filing process, from filing the tax return documents to remittance of payment for sales tax liabilities. With AvaFile, you can be certain an accurate return will be filed in the correct format and at the correct time.

Requirements

  • WordPress 3.1+
  • WP E-Commerce version 3.83
  • SOAP (w/SSL) on your server

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