The 5 Top QuickBooks Apps of 2017

The 5 Top QuickBooks Apps of 2017Written by Fundera’s Seth David

There are so many amazing apps that sync with QuickBooks—it’s difficult to choose just five. But after careful deliberation and reflection on my own experience with these apps, I think we’ve come to the right conclusions.

Below you’ll find the five must-have apps that will make your life easier when you use them in conjunction with QuickBooks.

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Sales tax automation is a must for growth

Sales tax automation is a must for growthBusiness execs weigh in

A recent study by Deloitte found that nearly half of all mid-market companies not only automate, but do it in multiple areas of their business. And why not? It’s a great way to offload time-consuming tasks and free up resources for more value-add activities. And what could be more tedious than sales and use tax compliance?

“It doesn’t make sense in this day and age to manage your own tax system,” says Kelly O’Hanlon, VP of Finance from global chemical distributor ChemPoint. “We don’t have the manpower to calculate sales tax, nor would we want to. You’re better off putting your resources in other areas and outsourcing the tax management.”What could be more tedious than #SalesTax compliance? Nothing. Read this and free yourself. #Unify… Click To Tweet

Reallocate resources

Aberdeen Research found that prioritizing compliance is a trait of best-in-class companies. Forward-thinking finance leaders are three times more likely to automate sales tax. The biggest motivator? Reducing the drain on resources that comes from trying to manually manage tax compliance.
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Kill Quill

What’s the fallout for sellers if states succeed?

Kill Quill

States solve problems. That’s the opinion expressed in the National Governors Association’s (NGA) fourth annual State of the States address. A core problem for states in 2016 is remote sales tax. If they solve it, a core problem for many businesses will be sales and use tax compliance in multiple jurisdictions.What's the #salestax fallout for #ecommerce #sellers if states succeed with #killQuill? @Avalara Click To Tweet

In the address, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) spoke of the “longtime, state-driven effort to level the playing field for all retailers by allowing states to collect sales taxes on remote sales.” He further stated that “Governors, legislators, county officials, mayors, and city councils have joined with retailers” to continue to work toward a solution at the federal level. But, since Congress has yet to pass legislation through both houses, “alternative solutions at the state level” must be pursued.  Continue reading

Great Goals for the New Year: 2016 Sales Tax Resolutions

Great Goals for the New Year: 2016 Sales Tax Resolutions

Like every New Year, 2016 will bring many sales tax changes. Rates will decrease or increase, there’ll be new product taxability rules, exemptions will expire or take effect, and there will be reporting changes. The only thing certain when it comes to sales tax is that change happens. And if often happens without much warning. Continue reading

Partner Spotlight: Avalara

Partner Spotlight: Avalara

A trusted Webgility Partner since 2013, Avalara provides critical sales tax management in a simple way to thousands of customers every day. To the delight of our customers, Avalara software integrates directly into eCC, providing a complete set of transactional tax compliance services developed specifically to serve SMBs. Webgility and Avalara also share several key Partners, including QuickBooks, NetSuite, Xero, creating a natural alignment of both mission and function—to improve the quality of life of online retailers.

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