Avalara and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants have reached an agreement where VSCPA members will have unlimited access to up-to-date sales and use tax rules, rates, forms, and related reference resources, to better assist their clients, and/or their employers, in complying with a rapidly changing and complex regulatory environment.
Avalara is a developer of automated, online sales tax and compliance systems for businesses. The VSCPA has more than 11,000 members, of which more than 9,200 are individually licensed CPAs who provide financial and related services in the state of Virginia.Under the agreement, VSCPA member accounting firms will also be able to take advantage of specific partnering programs that Avalara will make available to them to help differentiate their professional service offerings.
“Strategic partnerships with key vendor partners like Avalara are especially important to the Society and our CPA members,” said Stephanie Peters, the Virginia Society’s President and CEO. “We are very excited about having the variety of resources in Avalara’s Accountants Resource Center easily available to all our members. The complexity of sales and use tax compliance is a challenging problem for all businesses, and all of our members can benefit nicely from easy access to Avalara’s world class expertise in this difficult area.”
“Our new partnership with Virginia is the result of our ongoing efforts to provide industry-leading sales and use tax knowledge and resources to CPAs across the country,” said Ray Bigley, VP of Business Development at Avalara. “We are working hard to better educate and support accounting professionals in all aspects of sales and use tax compliance. Our new alliance with the Virginia Society is another step in achieving that objective.”