Moore Stephens North America and Avalara Announce Strategic Alliance

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New strategic partnership will enable MSNA member firms to access Avalara’s online Accountants Resource Center.

Avalara (http://www.Avalara.com), a leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with Moore Stephens North American Region (MSNA).

MSNA (http://www.msnainc.org) comprises 48 of the leading accounting firms located in North America (including Bermuda and the Caribbean), and is one of the seven regions of Moore Stephens International Limited (MSIL), one of the largest global networks of independent accounting firms with more than 300 member firms, operating out of more than 600 offices, in excess of 100 countries.

This new strategic partnership will enable MSNA member firms to access Avalara’s online Accountants Resource Center (ARC) that provides business-critical sales and use tax (SUT), value-added tax (VAT) information and related resources to better meet the member firm clients’ needs. In addition, MSNA member firms will be able to take advantage of Avalara partnering programs designed specifically to help accounting firms expand and differentiate their state and local tax (SALT) services.

"We always look to partner with those companies whose products can enhance the services our members provide their clients," said Steven Sacks, MSNA’s Executive Director. "Avalara’s sales tax compliance tools are a nice complement to our members’ considerable expertise in the SALT area."    

"Moore Stephens is a major player in the international accounting association community, and we are very pleased to begin this exciting new partnership with them and their member firms," said Ray Bigley, VP of Business Development for Avalara’s Accounting and Advisory Services Program (AASP). "Our relationship with the North American region of Moore Stephens is part of our larger effort to create closer working relationships with accounting firms across the U.S. and around the world to enhance their stature as well-informed trusted advisors."

About Avalara

Avalara makes sales tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based, sales tax and compliance automation software solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these solutions process billions of financial transactions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide. Recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, Avalara is integrated with leading ERP and E-commerce software systems that serve millions of small to medium sized businesses. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara's venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 500 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in Pune, India. More information at: http://www.avalara.com.

About Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens North America is part of Moore Stephens International Limited, one of the largest global accounting and consulting firm networks of independent accounting firms comprising more than 300 highly successful independent public accounting firms with offices in over 100 countries.

To learn more about Moore Stephens membership, and the services it offers its member firms, visit the Moore Stephens North America website at http://www.msnainc.org.

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