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Avalara AvaTax

Automate tax compliance for your WooCommerce store. From sales tax calculation and tax returns to exempt sales and more.

Automate Tax Compliance

The AvaTax extension for WooCommerce does the heavy lifting when it comes to domestic and global tax compliance. Helping your business calculate rates, prepare tax returns, manage exempt sales, and more. To get started with the AvaTax extension, you’ll need to create an account with Avalara if you don’t already have one.

“Avalara is the gold standard for sales tax” -Marty Prow, IT Manager, Peace Coffee


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How to Get Started

  1. Download and install the AvaTax extension
  2. Contact Avalara to purchase an AvaTax account if you don’t already have one
  3. Log in to your AvaTax account to get your Account Number and License Key
  4. Input your Account Number and License Key within your WooCommerce settings
  5. Set up and save your tax codes and settings for your store

How It Works

Avalara AvaTax allows you to calculate and charge the appropriate sales tax rate, and track tax records for your WooCommerce transactions. Please view our documentation for more detailed information.

  • Improve rate accuracy – Avalara verifies addresses with rooftop accuracy across more than 13,000+ U.S. tax jurisdictions.
  • Better track tax obligations in each state and country – Avalara tracks your economic nexus tax liabilities where you’re potentially obligated to collect.
  • Easily manage taxability rules across a vast product inventory – Avalara updates a vast catalog of product taxability rules in order to apply the appropriate tax across thousands of SKUs.
  • Streamline aggregation of omnichannel sales transaction data- Avalara automates the collection of sales transaction data from e-commerce, marketplaces, accounting, and business applications for tax preparation and filing.

Notable Features

Address the global market with confidence – Avalara calculates customs duties and import taxes in real-time, reducing the risk of costly penalties, delays, and customers being surprised with unexpected costs

Duties and import taxes

Stay confidently compliant when expanding across borders – The WooCommerce Connector now supports VAT calculation on B2C and B2B domestic and cross-border transactions for EU countries.

Cross border

Digitally organize and manage your exemption certificates – Avalara Exemption Certificate Management collects exemption certificates at checkout, applies exemptions automatically, and helps you to easily track and maintain your certificates and documents.


Remove the manual drain of filing and remittance – When it’s time to file, you can reconcile and pay one amount. Avalara works with state and local governments to file and pay on your behalf.

filing and remittance

“Avalara is one of the very few pieces of our tech stack we don’t even have to think about. Out of sight, out of mind is a good thing.” -Steven Sashen, CEO, Xero Shoes

Free Sales Tax Risk Assessments and Tools

If you do business in multiple states and/or countries, knowing if you need to register to collect and file sales tax is important. Learn more from our helpful tools:

  1. Are you aware of your potential sales tax obligations? Take this free Sales Tax Risk Assessment to help find out.
  2. Not sure if Avalara is right for you? Check out our free ROI calculator.
  3. Want to learn about this year’s tax changes for the retail industry? 2024’s report is now live!
  4. Sales Tax 101 with Avalara: How much should you charge? If you even have to. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Documentation and Support Information

  • You can learn more about installing and configuring Avalara AvaTax in our documentation.
  • If you already have an Avalara account, you can reach support through your account or one of these alternate ways.

AvaTax seamlessly integrates Avalara’s tax calculation and management services. You can easily and automatically get and charge the appropriate tax rates for your store based on your origin address and your customers’ addresses and manage all tax reporting in your AvaTax dashboard. AvaTax is available for merchants in almost every country.

Curious how we can help with your specific tax challenge? Please fill out this form so we can best serve you.

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