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Automated Sales Tax Reports for Accountants
byNovember 1, 2020
We’re excited to announce the release of 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.
Just like our previous announcements, we built TaxJar Pro because our customers asked for it.
In order to fine tune TaxJar precisely to accountant’s needs, we asked George Sleeman, EA, owner of Tax Man To You, to help test and design a Pro service. Check out what George has to say about what we created:
“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.”
Thanks again to all of our customers who have been working with us to better understand their sales tax pain.