Judy Vorndran has been specializing in sales and use tax compliance and consulting for over 20 years. She says sales tax automation is one of the most effective risk-reducers for accounting and bookkeeping firms that advise companies, especially those operating in operating in multiple jurisdictions.
In general, she says, businesses that have automated “haven’t had large assessments, data is easy to pull, and the auditor is in and out in a very short period of time.” The story can be quite different for those clients relying on manual processes for sales tax compliance.
Joni Johnson-Powe, CEO and founder at Taxnologi Solutions
The higher-quality processing that clients get from sales tax automation delivers some profitable and powerful results, including:
Reducing audit risk with automated tax rates and taxability decisions
Increasing accuracy and efficiency with transaction processing
Improving your ability to effectively scale as you expand geographically, add products or services, and acquire customers
Allowing you to reallocate resources to value-add tasks such as refunds and beneficial tax positions
Making audit defense easier with accessible data and customized reporting capabilities