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Don't Let Sales Tax Intimidate You

Posted on 12.14.2014

E-commerce merchants have never been in a better position to sell to their goods throughout the world as they are now. 

However, in order to stave off fines and penalties, merchants must understand and abide by each countries own sales tax laws.

Avalara, a provider of cloud-based sales tax software, has recently announced the acquisition of, an information provider that focuses exclusively on tax news.

Avalara will continue to operate in order to provide merchants and retailers with the most up-to-date and accurate tax information as possible. represents the second source for tax related information that Avalara operates joining, a portal that provides businesses with a free online tool and downloadable tax rate data concerning U.S. sales tax.

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“VAT and related indirect taxes are the first administration task faced by companies when selling cross-border,” said Scott McFarlane, Avalara founder and CEO. “ supports our goal of helping businesses reduce the risks and simplify the complexities inherent in the process, ensuring businesses around the world can stay focused on their core objectives. We’re pleased to offer as a free online tax resource as Avalara continues to broaden and deepen its compliance solutions worldwide.”

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