Managing sales tax compliance is a complex challenge for most e-commerce merchants. That’s why we at PrestaShop are pleased to add Avalara, a sales tax automation company, to our ever-growing list of industry partners.
Avalara provides PrestaShop merchants three different tax services, which are all accessible by downloading the fee Avalara module to your PrestaShop store.
(And for a limited time only, PrestaShop users can make sales tax a little less taxing by signing up for Avalara's free 60-day trial).
Avalara’s free module features include:
AvaTax Calc -- The AvaTax Calc integrates seamlessly with your PrestaShop store to deliver real-time sales tax calculations based on up-to-date sales and use tax rules.
How it works: AvaTax Calc utilizes a sales-tax-specific geo-location engine, which uses latitude and longitude coordinates, instead of zip codes, to deliver the most accurate calculations in even the most complex jurisdictions. This unmatched level of accuracy gives businesses many advantages, including great risk mitigation in the event of an audit, and reduced customer service issues related to incorrect tax rates.
AvaTax Certs -- If your business deals with exemptions, then you have non-taxable transactions that must have exemption certificates on file to prove the non-tax status of your customer(s). If this process is manually managed, the risk of an audit is greatly increased
How it works: AvaTax Certs uses a wizard-driven online collection program in order to electronically associate the correct certificate with all your tax exempt transactions.
AvaTax Returns – Sales tax calculation is only the first step in the sales tax process. Continued work on tax compliance generally occurs long after the initial transaction. So whether you have a full-time accounting team or a single individual working to file and remit sales tax liability payments, AvaTax Returns helps reduce your workload, audit liability and risk factor.
How it works: AvaTax Returns imports all of your transaction data, prepares the necessary tax forms and remits payments to the required taxing authorities. AvaTax Returns also provides e-file, hard-copy and streamlined sales returns for businesses of all sizes.
Thousands of companies, both large and small, already rely on Avalara to help navigate the complex waters of sales tax compliance.
Boost the value of your PrestaShop store today by adding the free AvaTax module.
Oh, one last thing. Don't forget to come visit us at the IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) in Chicago where we will be joined by our friends from Avalara in order to provide the best e-commerce solution on the market. Thanks so much, and we hope to see you in the Windy City!