Mobile-Friendly Tax Compliance
Automated tax compliance solution Avalara introduced its CertCapture™ Mobile Scan App this week, providing businesses with the ability to capture and submit compliance documents during the sale/purchase transaction process.
What's so interesting about the solution is that works at the point of purchase (or pretty much anywhere a sale occurs) to capture compliance documents - including exemption certifications, federal withholding forms, and vendor licenses. The documents are then transmitted to Avalara CertCapture in the cloud for processing and management. A user simply answers a few short questions to determine the jurisdiction and reason for documentation, adds an email address for future correspondence, takes a picture, and then hits "submit."
Compliance documents are stored in a secure, central cloud repository where tax managers can easily pull reports and manage expirations and renewals. User credentials are centrally managed and can be revoked in real-time, making it easy to quickly block access, if necessary. Images are only viewable within the app and automatically deleted after 24 hours; the app connects directly to Avalara CertCapture via secure, encrypted connections to protect all information.
"In a world where everything and everyone is connected, our clients are demanding new ways to conduct business more efficiently," said Matt Tormollen, executive vice president and general manager at Avalara. "Increasingly, that means being able to operate in mobile environments. The CertCapture Mobile Scan App is Avalara's latest innovation to address this need, while empowering customers to simplify the ever increasing burden of tax compliance."