SOURCE: Avalara

Avalara

July 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Avalara Partners With BillingPlatform to Automate Communications Tax Management

Built-In Solution Enables BillingPlatform's Customers to Spend Less Time Managing Tax Compliance and More Time Driving Business Success

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2016) - Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that BillingPlatform, a comprehensive order-to-cash solution hosted in the cloud, has fulfilled Avalara's rigorous certification requirements and joined its community of certified solution partners. Avalara's solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara's software as a service (SaaS) for tax compliance, including communications taxes, directly into their own applications.

As a result of this partnership, communications service providers (CSPs) of BillingPlatform can now benefit from Avalara, which automatically calculates applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges for every billing line item, in real-time. Avalara helps reduce the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes for millions of products and services across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and dozens of other international jurisdictions, giving CSPs more time to focus on driving their own business success. In addition, BillingPlatform customers can add Avalara's tax return preparation, filing, and remittance services.

"We're pleased to partner with Avalara to provide BillingPlatform customers with a streamlined and accurate way to calculate communications tax," said Nathan Shinn, CEO of BillingPlatform. "In today's rapidly changing and expanding communications industry, Avalara's leading expertise stands alone, providing our CSPs with the specialized automation they need to effectively manage tax compliance."

Matt Tormollen, Avalara's EVP/GM of Excise, CertCapture, and Communications said, "Avalara's AvaTax for Communications gives BillingPlatform customers fast, easy, and cost-effective access to 'always-on' tax compliance. We're excited to welcome BillingPlatform into our community."

For more than a decade, Avalara has pioneered innovations in tax compliance for businesses of all sizes. Today, Avalara integrates with hundreds of ERP systems, billing platforms, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.

About Avalara
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Our Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 500 hundred pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents. 

A privately held company, Avalara' s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in London and Brighton, UK; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com

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