Chennai, NFAPost: Avalara, a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, has expanded its partnership with BigCommerce, an open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands. With the new agreement, Avalara is the preferred partner providing BigCommerce customers with a portfolio of solutions to solve their tax compliance needs.

The expanded partnership will provide all BigCommerce customers with access to new Avalara products, as well as Avalara’s existing suite of end-to-end tax compliance solutions to automate sales tax management. Additionally, BigCommerce small business customers will have access to special no-charge sales tax calculations offers.

Customers can combine this with Avalara Returns for Small Business, a recently announced new product that helps small businesses automate the sales tax return preparation process and eliminate the hassle of manually filing returns to each state website.

Avalara, in partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the US and around the world in Canada, the UK, Belgium, Brazil, and India.

“Today’s consumers expect an easy online shopping experience from start to finish, and our goal as an ecommerce platform is to ensure retailers have all the tools necessary to make that happen,” said BigCommerce chief commercial officer Russell Klein.

“With an industry-leading partner like Avalara automating sales tax calculations, the online checkout process is simplified, giving consumers the experience they want while simultaneously freeing up resources so merchants can focus on the all-important task of growing revenue rather than managing the back-office minutiae of tax compliance,” he added.

BigCommerce and Avalara have partnered since 2012 to alleviate the burden of sales tax compliance and to support growing ecommerce businesses by automating mandatory processes. Through the partnership, Avalara solutions provide ecommerce merchants the ability to automate sales tax compliance from calculation through tax return preparation, filing, and payment.

“We’re looking forward to our expanded partnership with BigCommerce and our ability to provide merchants of all sizes with the ecommerce technology needed to serve customers and grow their business,” said Avalara’s SVP of business development Greg Chapman.

“BigCommerce is an innovator in SaaS ecommerce, and we’re proud to provide new sales tax automation offerings to help our mutual customers manage their tax compliance from end to end,” he added.

BigCommerce powers more than 60,000 B2B and direct-to-consumer online stores across 120 countries — including Fortune 1000 brands

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