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COVID-19 Tax Relief Roundup by Avalara

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 @ 07:48 PM

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, governments worldwide are trying to figure out the best way to bolster the slowing economy including tax filing and payment extensions and even temporary rate reductions. Other nations, including the United States, are just beginning to respond.

Topics: Small Business Accounting & Finance Sales & Use Tax Audits
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Avalara Selected as Fintech Award Winner for 2020 DEVIES

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Feb 06, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

We're excited to share that Avalara's AvaTax has been named the 'Best Innovation in Fintech' by the 2020 DEVIES Awards!

Each year, 8,000+ developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, managers, and executives from 70+ countries gather for San Francisco's largest developer conference & event series, DeveloperWeek.

Topics: Accounting & Finance Sales & Use Tax Audits Solution Enhancements Featured
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California, Arizona, & Texas Among the Toughest States for Sales Tax

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Feb 05, 2020 @ 06:17 PM

Gail Cole, a notable author for all things sales & use tax for Avalara, recently published an article on WooCommerce.com on The 10 Toughest States for Sales Tax.

While the article itself was greatly informative, it came as little surprise to us that California, Arizona, Texas, & Colorado (each of which are home to the large majority of our clients) are 4 of the 10 states listed.

Topics: Sales & Use Tax Audits
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Former Sales & Use Tax Auditor Shares Secrets for a Painless Audit

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 09:52 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice to get advice from a sales and use tax auditor before you have to meet one?

Steven Cabrera was an assertive California State Auditor who has witnessed everything from a shoe box of incomplete records to using a set of stacked boxes for a desk in a backroom. He encountered many mistakes in a wide range of industries.

Topics: Webinar Sales & Use Tax Audits Solution Enhancements
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Don't Be Fooled by Nexus Rules

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:22 AM

April 1st is commonly known as April Fool’s Day.

It’s also the date when Amazon started collecting sales tax in four more states — Maine, New Mexico, Hawaii and Idaho —bringing the total to 45 states and the District of Columbia.



Amazon is no fool and sales tax nexus is no joke. States are tired of losing revenue from tax-free remote sales and are starting to crack down on businesses who fail to register or collect sales tax when their sales activities are deemed substantial enough to warrant it.

Topics: Accounting & Finance Sales & Use Tax Audits Solution Enhancements