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5 reasons why SaaS businesses choose Paddle over Avalara

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Avalara is a specialist tax compliance software that businesses use to manage sales tax. It can be used to calculate, file, and remit taxes in both electronic and hard copy formats.

With Paddle, you get all of the above but with an added touch: we are also totally liable for all sales tax and related compliance, meaning one less (big) thing for you to worry about.

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#1: No more sales tax liability 😇

Even though Avalara helps with tax registration, calculation, submitting returns and remittance, it stops short of taking on the liability of it all. If they get any of that wrong, it’s your business that gets into trouble.

Paddle Comply indemnifies you - and the other 2000+ software businesses we work with - from sales tax liabilities. It's our responsibility to calculate, file, and remit the ever-changing correct sales tax on everything sold through the platform. 

#2: Ensure you are registered everywhere 🌏

If your business is only selling in the US, Canada and EU, then Avalara has you covered - but most SaaS businesses have global customers. This is where you’ll find yourself needing additional support to fill in where Avalara can’t help. 

Paddle is registered in every jurisdiction where needed and updates sales tax rates on an ongoing basis. No more getting caught out by thresholds, rate changes, or new laws. 👋

#3: An all-in-one platform, meaning zero painful integrations

As a tax calculation tool, Avalara covers just one part of your overall revenue delivery infrastructure. On top of that, you'll need to integrate supporting tools to handle subscriptions and recurring payments. 

Paddle does all of the above (and more) so you don’t have to. All aspects of your revenue delivery strategy and structure are handled by us, meaning you don’t have to worry about painful integrations.

#4: Become tax compliant globally 🗺️

SaaS is borderless and global by nature. The fastest growing companies drive growth worldwide, going far beyond the limited range of countries that Avalara currently supports.

Paddle supports tax calculations on a global scale. Acting as the reseller, Paddle ensures that you are fully compliant, no matter where your transactions are.

#5: Simple and better pricing from the start ✨

Avalara’s pricing model is quite confusing and not very intuitive. It’s based on an array of chargeable elements. You will also need to integrate and pay for additional tools to handle other essential parts of the SaaS revenue delivery infrastructure, like payment processing and subscription management.

Paddle offers all of the below (and more) within one, simple tool - and one tool means just one set of costs to manage and reconcile. 

SaaS is now a regulated industry. Stay compliant with Paddle.

Avalara is a tax compliance software

Avalara caters for various business sizes and models, including B2B and B2C, and those selling physical and digital products. Avalara only deals with the administration of sales tax compliance, and doesn’t take on the liability.

Paddle is a Revenue Delivery Platform

All you need to sell software online in one singular platform - including tax compliance . Paddle manages all payment, subscription billing, sales tax compliance, fraud protection, revenue recovery, currencies, metrics, and more.