ShopSite Sales Tax Plug-in
Simplify your ShopSite sales tax compliance efforts and save hours every month.
Our easy-to-install and easy-to-use plug-in brings accurate, real-time sales tax calculations to your ShopSite-based store with little effort on your part. Our calculations are specific to the exact address an order is shipped to, and we make product classifications as simple as possible. We are a Certified Service Provider with Streamlined Sales Tax, which means our data and processes are regularly vetted and approved by the SST member states.
Now, ShopSite users can take advantage of the benefits offered by Streamlined Sales Tax at an affordable price.
We also fully support retailers who do not choose to utilize Streamlined Sales Tax. So no matter where you’re located, and where you do business, we’ve got you covered.
TaxTools for ShopSite Sales Tax 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.
ShopSite Sales Tax Compliance
ShopSite allows retailers to calculate sales tax by ZIP Code, or to have their shoppers determine their own sales tax rate. Unfortunately, calculating sales tax by ZIP Code is not very accurate, and relying on shoppers to specify their tax rate is prone to error and abuse.
In the United States, sales tax jurisdictions are more complicated than that. In order to calculate the correct sales tax amount, you need to base it on the specific address the order is shipped to. City and state boundaries are insufficient to meet this need.
Sales tax boundaries are defined in many ways. They can be based on county lines, city borders, transit authorities, and even a shopping district. Most of these boundaries have little or nothing to do with the parts of the address that are provided by the shopper for delivery purposes.
That’s why sales tax software is necessary for compliance. If your sales tax compliance could use some help, consider TaxTools by AccurateTax for your ShopSite store.
Our plug-in is easy to install and use. It is added within ShopSite as an add-on. Then you just check a box to enable the AccurateTax plug-in for sales tax calculations, configure 4 easy settings, and your store is ready to go. If you sell items that have special tax rules, such as food or clothing, you may also need to set up product tax classes.
In addition to real-time sales tax calculations, we offer personalized sales tax filing services for both SST and non-SST (Streamlined Sales Tax) sellers. We can also assist with nexus determination and registrations.