A Few Ways a Small Business can Automate Sales Tax and other Tax Tracking and Compliance

Tax-related notifications have arrived in my inbox already. Tax season will soon be upon us. If you’re a small business owner, dealing with taxes, especially sales tax, is an unwelcome addition to all the other items on your plate.

Are there ways to automate tax tracking and compliance? Even for the pesky indirect taxes when you sell to customers in other states or countries? Yes, with over 13,000 taxing jurisdictions in the US alone, it’s become impossible to do it any other way.

Whether you rely on a POS system or an ERP (enterprise resource planning), integrate with one primary tax software. That way, the software automatically calculates sales and other taxes when you sell to a new jurisdiction.

Do you need tax software that integrates with your POS system? Davo by Avalara integrates with over ten popular systems. It calculates the correct sales tax per sale, then files and pays the tax.

Does your company need a solution that handles multiple tax types to integrate with your ERP or POS? Vertex‘s solutions manage sales and use taxes and others such as VAT and payroll. Their solutions integrate with many well-known ERP and POS providers.

Are you doing business in more than one country and looking for cloud-based tax software? Sovos takes care of VAT, sales and use tax, tax and regulatory reporting, and shipping compliance.

Are most of your sales online and to different countries? Lovat aims to solve VAT and sales tax compliance issues quickly with their software. Their software integrates with prominent marketplaces like Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, and eBay.

Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

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