Miva Merchant Sales Tax Module
Simplify your Miva sales tax compliance efforts and save hours every month.
Miva sales tax doesn’t have to be difficult. The state-based sales tax module that ships with Miva Merchant only allows one tax rate per state. This will calculate correct sales tax in single-rate or origin-based states, but it will not work if different addresses within a state require different tax rates. There are more states that can’t use State Based Sales Tax, than those that can.
Our Miva sales tax module gives Miva Merchant users the ability to accurately calculate sales tax on their e-commerce transactions no matter how complicated their states’ laws.
Our sales tax module is installed and used instead of State Based Sales Tax. The module calls the AccurateTax servers at appropriate points during the customer’s checkout process, to validate and scrub the shipping address, and to return any applicable sales tax amounts.
Our goal is to make AccurateTax affordable for businesses of every size. Pricing is based on the number of orders you have us calculate sales tax for. We do not charge per individual call, so abandoned shopping carts don’t increase your costs. Other sales tax providers charge for every single call, and even completed orders may make multiple calls, up to 10 calls per order. So if you’re comparing costs, make sure you’re doing an apples-to-apples comparison!
TaxTools for Miva Merchant Features
Accurate Tax Rates
TaxTools geolocates every shipment, pinpointing the location in order to provide the exact sales tax rate for each order. The tax rate is determined by the specific address down to the rooftop level.
Detailed reports provide the information you need to easily complete sales tax returns yourself. Jurisdiction-level reporting provides the breakdown necessary for many states. If you prefer, we offer sales tax filing services as well, which relieve you of the burden of completing sales tax returns yourself.
A correct address is necessary for determining the proper sales tax rate. That’s why we validate and standardize every shipping address before sales tax is calculated. In addition to supporting sales tax, validated addresses help prevent delivery errors and address correction fees charged by many carriers, saving you even more money.
We are a Streamlined Sales Tax Certified Solution Provider, offering full compliance with SST. When you use a Certified Solution Provider, you receive benefits such as free use of our software, first-line defense support in case of an audit, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your software provider is SST-certified for accuracy.
Sales Tax Holidays
Automatically handle any sales tax holidays offered by your state. If your state offers back-to-school, weather preparedness, or second-amendment sales tax holidays, AccurateTax handles these scenarios on the appropriate dates.
Depending on the state, you may sell goods that are taxed differently from regular products, such as food that has a lower rate, or clothing that is only taxable when it is over a certain amount. AccurateTax fully supports these product-specific taxes.
New! We now offer registration and filing services for our customers. If you would like our help registering to collect sales tax, or filing your sales tax returns, let your account manager know.
Miva Sales Tax Compliance
Miva Merchant sales tax requires a solution like AccurateTax for many retailers to have tax compliance. Although Miva Merchant offers basic sales tax functionality that works for some retailers, it is often not enough for many sellers to meet their sales tax requirements. Most US-based retailers use either the built-in State Based Sales Tax module, or a third-party module that determines tax rates based on a 5-digit zipcode. While these offer certain attractive features, including a low cost of entry, in many states they will keep a merchant from having true sales tax compliance.
The truth is, many states have more than one tax rate, however – taxes may be defined by a county, a city,
a shopping mall, a transit authority, and more.
Third-party modules that calculate sales tax on a 5-digit zipcode come a little closer to providing compliance, but in many states two addresses within the same zip code can have different tax rates. In fact, even the zip+4 can’t pinpoint the correct sales tax rate in some states. This is why many retailers need a Miva sales tax service.
TaxTools for Miva Merchant – Screenshots
These screenshots give you an idea of how the module is configured inside your Miva Merchant store. Click any thumbnail to view a larger version.