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Electronic Sales & Use Tax, Inc. —





2011 Overall Rating 4.25


Best Fit:

Generally small and mid-sized businesses, or accounting firms managing multiple such businesses, with filing requirements in CA, CO, FL or IL. However, some very large national retail outlets also use the system, particularly for CA and CO.


  • Very easy-to-use
  • E-filing of returns to each of the supported states
  • Bilingual forms & instructions
  • Gross sales summary reports
  • PDF output
  • Pay-per-use system
  • Multi-client management tools
  • Email/text filing date reminder feature
  • Web-based system can be accessed anywhere
  • No tax table updates required

Potential Limitations:

  • Only four states & some limits on forms
  • State modules don’t integrate
  • Limited client communication templates

Executive Summary & Pricing is an easy-to-use compliance system for entities with sales and use tax reporting requirements in the states it supports. It provides multi-business management utilities and an integrated and very useful alerts tool that reminds users of pending filing deadlines. The system can be used as a pay-per-file program for the California and Illinois versions, at a cost of $7.95 per filing. For users managing multiple entities, an annual price of $229 allows filing of unlimited returns for any number of businesses. For Florida, the cost is $39 per year for all filings for one company, or $129 per year for up to the first five different entities and $39 per year for each additional five. Pricing for Colorado is dependent upon the nature of the business, and users should contact the vendor for more information.

Product Delivery Methods:

___ On-Premises

_X_ SaaS

_X_ Hosted by Vendor


Basic System Functions 4.5

Compliance Capabilities 4.25

Integration/Import/Export 4

Help/Support 4

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