AccurateTax.com is a solely-owned venture from NetBlazon, a premier provider of e-commerce products and services founded in 1998.
We’ve worked with ecommerce retailers for almost two decades. Many of these are small businesses – sometimes even micro businesses – who have the same compliance issues as Fortune 500 companies, but nowhere near the same amount of resources. Our goal is to provide an excellent product that scales in a way that allows it to be affordable for all companies, from bootstrapped start-ups to those whose marketing budgets include Superbowl ads.
Our first venture into online sales tax came in 2002, when we developed a sales tax module for the MIVA Merchant shopping cart. It was called Zip Based Sales Tax, and it gave MIVA merchants the ability to charge different sales tax rates by 5-digit zipcodes. At the time, it was a breakthrough for that cart. Before “Zip Tax”, as it was affectionately known, all retailers had to either charge one state-wide rate, or ask customers to select the appropriate rate. (Guess how often that worked out?) Even at the time, basing sales tax on zipcode wasn’t very precise, but it was a step in the right direction.
It quickly became apparent that something more sophisticated was needed.
The biggest issue, one we already knew going in, was that sales tax boundaries don’t really line up with zip code boundaries. They are two different systems, and zipcodes were never intended to be used to determine the correct sales tax rate for a given address. But there were other features we wanted to provide, too:
With this in mind, we began working on the creation of a cloud-based solution that would provide accurate sales tax calculations and be easy to use.
Today, taxing authorities have store owners’ heads swimming with the need to collect taxes for their state, local, county, city, and metro areas. Tax boundaries aren’t nice and neat! While one state streamlines their tax collection, another does not. But in the end, all the states expect to be paid. This leaves many retailers hoping for the best, but expecting the worst, when it comes to the accurate collection and reporting of sales tax figures.
With our TaxTools sales tax software, retailers gain relief from ALL the problems mentioned above.
Managing sales tax responsibilities has never been easier.