FinDEVrSiliconValley 2015 / Avalara

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Sales Tax is complicated, Avalara makes it easy. Since 2004, our dedicated team of revolutionaries has worked day and night to help businesses of all sizes achieve compliance by providing a fast, easy, and accurate way to manage transactional taxes. Avalara’s API dynamically delivers instantaneous sales tax decisions based on precise geo-location in more than 12,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S. Avalara’s API offers the ability to automatically assign hundreds of thousands of taxability rules and the latest jurisdiction boundaries within your desired accounting, shopping cart or point-of-sales system to deliver the right rate and tax calculation.


The Wacky World of Sales Tax

Transactional Sales Tax is not the easiest thing for an organization to tackle. With millions of addresses, thousands of taxability rules and taxing jurisdictions involved, it can be a daunting task. We’ll take a whimsical look at some of the more interesting & bizarre sales tax cases, look at the technology that Avalara has built to solve this problem and take a deeper dive into the APIs that are available for developers.

What You’ll Learn

  • Complexity of Transactional Tax
  • How APIs solve this problem for developers
  • Weird and Wacky sales tax scenarios


Loke Uei Tan, Senior Manager, Developer Relations | @lokeuei | | 425-223-8802

Loke has been working in the evangelism capacity for a decade at Microsoft and most recently leads the Developer Evangelism team at Avalara, a cloud-based sales tax automation service. He brings with him an extensive knowledge in building and running a successful evangelism program in any modern organization.

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