DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMRG Group Advisory Program (GAP), a consultancy providing collaborative education and advisory services for growing CPA/accounting, technology, legal and other professional service firms, announced that Avalara has signed on as a Platinum-level sponsor for 2013. The announcement was made by Jennifer Katrulya, CPA.CITP, CGMA, President and CEO of BMRG GAP.
“Sponsorships like this are important to Avalara as we continue our outreach efforts to accounting practitioners about sales and use tax compliance,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and Co-Founder at Avalara. “We know accountants want to guide their clients to trusted sales tax compliance automation solutions, and we’re here to help inform and educate. Avalara’s approach and strategy is lock step with the way Jennifer and her BMRG team help CPAs and accountants grow their practices, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Avalara’s offerings rely on cloud technology to improve the sales tax function:
- AvaTax reduces audit risk with cloud-based sales tax services that make it simple to calculate rates, manage exemption certificates, file forms and remit payments. AvaTax provides seamless, transparent integration with 100+ existing ERP, accounting, eCommerce, mCommerce and retail POS systems.
- AvaTax 1099 enables the printing, mailing and electronic filing of 1099s. It is designed to take the stress out of the annual 1099 headaches experienced by most AP departments at year end.
- AvaTax Certs is a complete exemption certificate management service. From wizard-driven online collection to associating the correct certificate with transactions, AvaTax Certs ensures companies maintain compliance and reduce their audit risk.
- TrustFile offers a simple, inexpensive solution that automates the sales and use tax compliance process in 12 states that mandate e-Filing and payment. TrustFile lets you transmit sales tax returns and payments electronically per Department of Revenue e-File specifications, with added features that offer greater control over data and further simplify the entire filing process. It is a quick, reliable alternative to state tax filing web sites.
“When we began seeking a provider for BMRG GAP in the sales tax space, there was no question that Avalara was the program we wanted to provide to our members,” said Katrulya. “The Avalara team has built a terrific cloud-based model that not only supports our members, but also is always updated, secure and available. We can’t wait to see and hear our members’ reactions as they receive education and guidance from Avalara. Without a doubt, we know it will support and increase their workflow.”
About the BMRG Group Advisory Program
The BMRG Group Advisory Program provides collaborative education and advisory services for growing CPA and technology consulting firms. Through counsel, communications and group interaction, members receive with one-stop access to the expertise and resources needed to avoid reinventing the wheel.
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services, including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.
Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate and affordable solutions for companies of any size.