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TaxJar Pro shows accountants exactly where sales were made, how much tax was collected and when state tax filings are due, saving hours of manual busywork
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TaxJar, a developer of sales tax management software for small-and-medium sized online sellers, announced today that the company has released TaxJar Pro, an automated local sales tax reporting tool designed specifically for accountants who serve ecommerce clients with accounts on Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Etsy and PayPal. By automatically showing where sales were made, the amount of tax collected and state filing due dates, TaxJar Pro saves time for accountants and money for clients.
Launched in June 2013, TaxJar is the most automated tool that provides a detailed, local view of sales tax collected for ecommerce merchants. After TaxJar's debut, the team noticed that lots of accountants were signing up for the service. Many even contacted TaxJar to see if they could create a "super account" that would allow them to manage local sales taxes for multiple clients.
"The idea of TaxJar Pro was driven by our customers," said Mark Faggiano, CEO of TaxJar. "Accountants were telling us that filing state taxes for ecommerce businesses took an average of 5 hours per client because they had to manually examine each sale and determine where goods were shipped. With TaxJar, we knew accountants could reduce this entire process to 30 or 40 minutes."
In order to fine tune TaxJar precisely to accountant's needs, the TaxJar team invited George Sleeman, EA, owner of Tax Man To You, to help test and design a Pro service. According to Sleeman, TaxJar transformed the way that he handles state tax compliance for clients:
"I am based in Colorado Springs and I have clients in other states that all sell on Amazon through the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) warehouses," said Sleeman. "Since my clients are responsible for sales tax in the states that have FBA warehouses, TaxJar has made life much easier. I no longer have to go through spreadsheets and reports to determine what was delivered to where. I can go to my clients profile through my linked accountant access and TaxJar tells me what was sold into what taxing jurisdiction. It saves me tons of time, and my clients a lot of money because it takes me less time. TaxJar also has made it easier to file the sales tax returns by sorting the sales by reporting period."
When accountants like Sleeman sign up for TaxJar Pro, they can invite clients to personally link their Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Etsy and PayPal accounts to TaxJar. This means that clients never have to share their personal passwords or access to any of their ecommerce accounts. Accountants like Sleeman can then access sales tax reports for each client from a single interface.
"Customer support at TaxJar has been awesome," added Sleeman. "They have spent the time to make sure this program works well and they also listen to suggestions. I look forward to working with TaxJar for a very long time."
To learn more about TaxJar Pro, visit www.taxjar.com
TaxJar was founded by small business experts with a simple mission: helping online sellers simplify the hassles of tracking and filing sales tax so they can focus on growing their businesses rather than dealing with compliance issues. The customer-driven company has a successful history of developing tax and accounting systems used by tens of thousands of small businesses to solve common operational problems. To learn more, visit www.taxjar.com.
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