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AvaTax helps GoECart merchants reduce audit risk and achieve compliance with a suite of automated sales tax services.Bridgeport, CT - March 12, 2013 - Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, and GoECart, the leading provider of multi-channel ecommerce solutions for growth-focused small and medium sized business (SMBs), announced today that GoECart's ecommerce and order management software has been certified for Avalara AvaTax.
AvaTax helps GoECart merchants reduce audit risk and achieve compliance with a suite of automated sales tax services that make it easy to calculate tax rates, file forms, remit payments and simply reporting. "We're always focused on helping our clients consolidate systems and manage their businesses more efficiently," said Manish Chowdhary, CEO of GoECart. "Avalara's official certification of the GoECart multi-channel ecommerce platform and order management solution means that our clients can remain confident that their GoECart solution is fully up-to-date on handling today's highly complicated and rapidly changing tax regulations."
The integration gives GoECart merchants several benefits that include:
- A complete set of automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services
- Complete automation of sales tax compliance areas that include situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemptions, certificate management and product taxability rules
- Rapid application of sales tax calculations to ecommerce and call center transactions via a secure, encrypted Internet connections
- Reduction of time spent on sales tax return and RMA processing
- On-demand reports containing information necessary to prepare and submit accurate sales tax returns
- Seamless remittance payments to Avalara for each jurisdiction where the merchant has a nexus
- The ability to manage all aspects of tax compliance via familiar, web-based administration panel
Since its founding nearly a decade ago, Avalara has pioneered the service-based platform for tax automation and emerged as the dominant player in this market by leading the automation effort for financial, ecommerce, POS and mobility applications for businesses. Today Avalara's SaaS solution provides a complete set of transactional tax compliance services developed specifically to serve the needs of SMBs.
Avalara CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, "Avalara's cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by eliminating the angst of a statutory requirement that has no strategic value, and we do so in a fast, easy, accurate, and affordable manner. We're pleased to welcome GoECart into our ever expanding community."
GoECart® provides integrated, cloud-based ecommerce solutions that empower retailers to sell more goods and services more efficiently. GoECart's all-in-one ecommerce suite, GoECart 360™, combines a powerful ecommerce platform with multi-channel order and inventory management, fulfillment, CRM, and much more. GoECart 360 enables merchants to sell across all major customer touch points-web storefronts, "brick and mortar" stores, call centers, mail order catalogs, and the leading online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. GoECart helps companies grow revenues, automate business processes, streamline IT costs, and achieve greater profitability. And GoECart's expert professional and implementation services ensure speed to market while keeping clients at the forefront of ecommerce.
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America's fastest growing technology firms. The company's cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.
Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.
On the international front, the company supports 72 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves tens of thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs nearly 400 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.