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The Hidden Cost of "Free" Tax Tables

In seeking a sales-tax compliance solution, many companies — especially younger, smaller ones — may turn to free tax-rate tables, using them to manually figure out how much sales tax to charge customers. However, although these tables are “free,” they may be costing your company more than you think — in time, resources and potential risk. First of all, manual sales tax compliance – including tax calculation, tax exemptions certificates and sales tax returns – takes up a lot of time and staff resources — and the resources needed are growing. Nearly two-thirds of companies have hired additional staff to...

AvaTax Python SDK now available!

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Python is said to be the “fastest-growing” programming language, and it is constantly growing in areas such as machine learning and data analysis. For those Avalara REST V2 customers using Python, we have published an official AvaTax SDK on PyPI, the official platform for open source Python project! This SDK is already configured with all the code and logic you need to get started incorporating tax calculation into your application, and it can greatly speed up your development cycle. For today’s article, I’ll walk you through the process of adding our Python SDK to your python project. Installing the SDK...

AvaTax C# SDK Upgrade 18.2.1.168

Avalara was advised of an issue affecting some users of the AvaTax C# SDK. In some environments, the C# SDK submitted HTTP verbs in lowercase, which is not always permitted by firewall and router rules. Avalara is publishing a revision of the C# SDK 18.2.1.168 to correct this issue. We advise all customers using the C# SDK to upgrade to the latest revision. Does This Affect Me? Customers known to be affected are running the combination of: Visual Studio 2017 on Mac OS X with AvaTax C# SDK 18.2.0.167 or earlier Our testing team has evaluated this issue, and will...

AvaTax.NET client library available on NuGet

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For those Avalara customers using Microsoft’s DotNet languages, Avalara has published an official AvaTax client library on NuGet, the official repository for open source code in the DotNet world! This client library is already configured with all the code and logic you need to get started incorporating tax calculation into your application, and it can greatly speed up your development cycle. For today’s article, I’ll walk you through the process of adding AvaTax to your DotNet project using this simple new library. Create a New Project To begin, let’s create a fresh new program. I happen to be partial to...