We’re excited to announce major upgrades to our Avalara integration, and that LemonStand has now joined Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. As an Avalara solution partner, we integrate Avalara’s cloud-based AvaTax solution, for sales tax calculation and management, directly into LemonStand.

Avalara pioneered a cloud-based compliance platform for sales tax automation more than a decade ago and now provides an end-to-end suite of tax compliance services for businesses of all sizes. Today, their SaaS solution integrates into more than 600 accounting packages, ERP systems, eCommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.

As a result of this partnership, LemonStand customers can now connect their online stores to AvaTax, Avalara’s cloud-based solution, to automate sales tax compliance processes, including calculating sales tax on every order. AvaTax eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating, reporting and remitting indirect taxes across multiple jurisdictions, and helps businesses focus serving their customers.

What you can do

By connecting your LemonStand store to Avalara, you rest easy knowing that you have highly accurate tax calculations based on the latest rules and rates which are automatically updated for you by Avalara.

Here are some of the features and benefits of the Avalara for LemonStand integration:

  • Look up applicable sales tax rate in real-time at the moment of purchase
  • Take advantage of Avatax’s built in geospatial location technology to go beyond zip codes and map rates to exact locations
  • Navigate tax holidays and other complicated scenarios with ease
  • Automatically send LemonStand transaction details to Avatax for record keeping and tax filing purposes
  • Optionally use AvaTax with Avalara Returns to automate the preparation, filing and remittance payments for your sales tax returns
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How to connect your LemonStand store to Avatax

Note – The Avalara for LemonStand integration is enabled by default for all LemonStand Premium Plan customers. To enable it on other plans, you must purchase it as an add-on. Contact our sales team for pricing details and to enable.

It’s super easy to connect once the integration is enabled for your store, assuming you’ve already got an Avatax account with Avalara.  If you don’t, you can sign up here.

Just navigate to Integrations > Applications in your store’s admin panel. Click on the Avalara app, and add your account credentials to connect to your Avatax account.

Avalara for LemonStand Integration

You can test the connection to confirm it’s working, and once confirmed, save your configuration. Pretty easy right?

Once you’re connected to Avatax, you’ll need to do some additional store setup to ensure the correct taxes are being returned on product sales and shipping rates. You can learn more about how to get these details set up from our in depth help guide here.

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, eCommerce and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at http://www.avalara.com/.