Third-Party Sales and Use Tax Software

Overview

Business taxpayers who have a personal computer, telephone, and modem may purchase and use third-party software to prepare and/or electronically file and pay sales tax returns. Third-party software is available off-the-shelf or via download from vendor websites.

While the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) does not charge for electronic filing of sales tax returns, third-party vendors typically charge a fee for their software and/or services. These products vary in price and features. Filers should keep in mind:

Approved Vendor List

The following software vendors have entered into a cooperation agreement with DOR. This means that the software vendors' file format and transmission method were successfully tested with DOR for reliability.

Vendors or potential participants do not have to be listed on this page to offer sales tax return preparation or transmission.

Product Name
Company
Phone number Web Address Vendor-supplied description
ADP TAXWARE 781-557-2600 taxware.com ADP Taxware's TaxSolver product allows electronic filing with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue as well as many other jurisdictions. TaxSolver software includes hundreds of forms and streamlines the task of collecting information for compliance by accepting data from various internal and external sources including third-party tax compliance systems such as ADP Taxware's Sales and Use Tax Solutions.
AVALARA 877-780-4848 Avalara.com Avalara, Inc. is a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider. It automates sales tax rate calculation at the state, county and city level while simultaneously managing exemption certificates, returns, filing forms and remitting payments. Avalara AvaTax™ calculates and delivers instantaneous sales tax rates using precise geo-location and real-time rules for more than 12,000 sales tax jurisdictions. AvaTax integrates into most major ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, as well as Point of Sale systems and mobile platforms. Each year Avalara's transactional tax compliance automation software solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of dollars to state and local taxing authorities.
CORPSYSTEM SALES AND USE TAX SOLUTIONS 866-513-2677 salestax.com The extensive collection of sales tax solutions available through CorpSystem speeds your day-to-day workflow and streamlines larger projects so you can get more done in less time. A total solution for your sales tax calculation and filing needs, CorpSystem sales tax products provide you with accurate and up-to-date sales tax rates, taxability rules and tax calculations, which keeps you compliant in the ever-changing world of sales taxes.
EXACTOR, INC 800-851-8226 exactor.com The EXACTOR SUITE is the original fully automated compliance service for sales, use and VAT taxes. Using its fully automated patent pending technology, the EXACTOR SUITE is offered for companies of all sizes. It offers a centralized system that seamlessly and transparently provides all the elements required for tax compliance across the United States and internationally, starting from the first step of tax determination (accurately and automatically deciding the determinative taxing jurisdiction and calculating the appropriate taxes), as well as filing the required tax forms, and disbursing the tax proceeds across the thousands of different taxing jurisdictions.
SAXTAX 800-678-1789 saxtax.com The SAXTAX Program enables filing with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue using electronic filing and electronic funds transfer. Prepare returns using data entry screens that look just like the actual sales tax form. While you can file electronically, you can also print returns with your laser printer. This program gives you a diagnostics summary before transmitting which shows any filing problems.
With SAXTAX, not only do you get an easy to use sales tax program, but you also get unlimited technical support. You'll always get a real person when you call us. We think that's important. See for yourself; call today.
TaxCloud (by FedTax, LLC) 877-TAXCLOUD taxcloud.com TaxCloud is a free, easy-to-use sales tax management service. It handles every aspect of sales tax, from calculation to collection to filing - and it's completely free. TaxCloud can be easily integrated into most accounting, order management, and shopping cart systems.
Features: Calculates sales tax in real time for any location in the country
Automatically files sales tax returns for 24 states
Prepares monthly state-by-state reports on sales tax collected
Monitors changes to tax rates and tax holidays and updates data accordingly
Manages sales tax exemption certificates
Registers sellers in 24 states
THOMSON/RIA 800-865-5257 ria.thomson.com Thomson/RIA offers InSource(r) Sales & Use Tax, a comprehensive Windows-based application for larger companies filing 20+ returns monthly. It generates over 470 state, local, and Canadian returns including state EDI, XML or Internet-enabled returns. Alternatively, for companies filing less than 20 monthly returns, InSource Express RS(r) Sales & Use Tax is designed and priced to meet their needs. This Internet-based product also produces a complete set of state, local, and Canadian returns including the Wisconsin XML return.
Fax: 972-250-8042
Email: RIAHome@NYExchange
VERTEX INC 800-281-1900 vertexinc.com Vertex Sales Tax Returns Q Series is a Windows-based software application for companies filing in five or more states that automates the entire return preparation process. Tax data can be directly imported from virtually any calculation system, spreadsheet or text file in order to provide a simple, efficient and accurate compliance solution. Comprehensive reporting available within the software provides a foundation for thorough analysis and reconciliation support. Audit trails throughout the application assist with maintaining the data integrity concerns of SOX compliance. Electronic filing capabilities currently exist for 13 states, with additional states scheduled.

Please note: The third-party vendor software companies and their websites are not contractually associated with DOR. Their software products have been tested to assess their reliability. However, DOR does not guarantee any aspect of the software, its features, or performance.

Benefits of Electronic Filing

For more information about vendor products, security, pricing, features, technical support, and other aspects, visit their websites or contact them by phone. Important: These products differ in price and features. Look at the total package; investigate all your options.

June 16, 2014