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Automate Sales Tax with AvaTax

WooCommerce has partnered with the sales tax experts at Avalara to provide WooCommerce users with an integrated sales tax tool that is easy-to-implement and easy-to-use. Simply turn on AvaTax and the accurate sales tax calculation is applied to every purchase – automatically.

Ready to automate sales tax for your store? Get in touch with Avalara today.

How to Get Started

  1. Contact Avalara to sign up for AvaTax, if you don’t already have an account, then log in and grab your Account Number / License Key
  2. Download this free extension
  3. Install the extension into your WooCommerce store
  4. Save this information on the settings page and set up your tax codes/settings
  5. That’s it! Sit back and enjoy automated tax rate management!

With WooCommerce AvaTax, you can stop guessing at your tax rates and immediately streamline tax rate calculation and management. Rather than manually adding a bunch of tax and shipping rates to your store, you can use Avalara’s tax codes to automatically calculate the appropriate tax for each order based on your store address and the customer address. All tax information will be recorded properly in your Avalara account to make return filings as (relatively) painless as possible.

Not sure if Avalara is right for you? Check out the manual compliance calculator to see estimated annual costs and potential tax liability of manual tax compliance.

How It Works

Avalara’s integration with WooCommerce does the heavy lifting. Helping your business calculate rates, prepare returns, and more right from your own ecommerce app.

WooCommerce AvaTax provides a seamless integration with 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!

You can learn more about installing and configuring WooCommerce AvaTax in the plugin documentation.

Take Avalara’s Free Sales Tax Risk Assessment

Take this free Sales Tax Risk Assessment to help determine where your sales have created a need to register to collect and remit sales tax. Staying compliant in multiple states is hard, especially since sales tax rates and rules change frequently, and lots of businesses are changing how they go to market. Most states now require you to register, collect, and remit sales tax if your sales into that state exceed certain economic nexus thresholds.

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