PrestaShop Teams Up with Avalara to Provide Exceptional Tax Automation Services

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PrestaShop, the world’s leading Open-source e-commerce solution, recently joined forces with Avalara, the market leader in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes, to provide PrestaShop customers with the most accurate sales tax calculations available today.

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Companies need to understand tax compliance requirements and utilize technology to reduce exposure to potential liabilities. This new partnership with Avalara provides PrestaShop users with an easy-to-understand solution to all tax management problems.

PrestaShop, the world’s leading Open-source e-commerce solution, recently joined forces with Avalara, the market leader in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes, to provide PrestaShop customers with the most accurate sales tax calculations available today.

Avalara is the first SaaS provider to develop and implement a sales-tax-specific geolocation engine, which uses latitude and longitude coordinates, instead of zip codes, to deliver the most accurate calculations in even the most complex jurisdictions.

This unmatched level of accuracy gives businesses many advantages, including greater risk mitigation in the event of an audit, and reduced customer service issues related to incorrect tax rates. Avalara also provides businesses the ability to file and remit sales tax with the highest level of confidence.

“Avalara is thrilled to partner with PrestaShop,” said Matthew Grattan, Sr. National Director for E-Commerce Sales at Avalara. "We provide a fast, easy way to calculate and remit indirect taxes that is as accurate and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses as it is for large corporations,” he said. “And -- now that PrestaShop has a certified connector -- integration is seamless, which means PrestaShop customers can quickly get up and running to eliminate the burden associated with sales tax compliance.”

“Since PrestaShop is dedicated to offering the best e-commerce solution to its community and merchants, we are especially pleased to welcome Avalara’s AvaTax to our application” explained Matt Serralta, Chief Operating Officer at PrestaShop. “It is definitely a great asset for our users who will be able to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”

In addition to sales tax calculation, Avalara offers PrestaShop’s Community of more than 300,000 members the ability to file tax returns and remit payments on time using a single payment solution. Avalara’s tax return software integrates flawlessly with its tax calculation engine while using data from other systems to handle all sales tax-related filing, reporting and payments for a business.

“Sales tax compliance is a complex challenge. Companies need to understand tax compliance requirements and utilize technology to reduce exposure to potential liabilities. This new partnership with Avalara provides PrestaShop users with an easy-to-understand solution to all tax management problems,” added Serralta.

To learn more, visit PrestaShop.com and download the free Avalara module today.

About PrestaShop:

PrestaShop continues to be the world’s leading Open-source e-commerce solution powering more than 115,000 stores worldwide. Backed by the industry’s leading partners, PrestaShop ensures easy online selling by providing more than 275 advanced features that can all be customized to fit the needs of every online business. Easy to use, reliable and fast, PrestaShop received a 98 out of 100 Google speed score, and online businesses can process a minimum of 10 orders per second. The growing Success of PrestaShop’s software is thanks to countless code contributions, suggestions and encouragement from its ever-expanding 300,000 member Community. PrestaShop is the winner of the 2010 and 2011 Best Open-source Business Application awards, and its passion for pursuing excellence is fueled by business owners who desire a free, powerful and easy e-commerce solution. For more than five years, PrestaShop has been leading the e-commerce industry by providing everything needed to make any online business a success.

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