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Taxcompliant.net provides tools for the on-line retailer to collect sales/use taxes and to remit those taxes to the States. These tools allow the retailer to perform tax collection and tax return preparation in-house—thereby allowing more local control, with less reliance on outside on-line services, and at less cost.
As a tax firm, Taxcompliant takes great care to assure that tax rates are accurate and up-to-date. Rates are available in files that can be downloaded from this site and then imported into your e-commerce system, or they may be accessed through online lookup with the Magento extension installed. To check the accuracy of our rates, you may use our lookup tool on this site–You do not need to register to use this tool. You may also find it convenient to use our App to find rates and tax location codes using your mobile device.
Taxcompliant also provides Microsoft Excel and Access Database applications for preparation of State tax returns and integration with Quickbooks accounting. These applications take sales data exported from Magento e-commerce with Taxcompliant extensions installed (discussed in the Tax Files and Special Application tabs of this web site). Please note that specialized software is not required. Microsoft Office applications, Excel and Access, and Quickbooks accounting are the standard software tools used for these applications.
— Sales Tax files for all 50 states. These files are text files in .csv format, and can be imported into the Magento e-commerce platform (community editions) or other e-commerce applications which allow import of sales tax rates by zipcode. Taxcompliant’s files have expanded fields to include tax jurisdiction codes, descriptions, and special identifiers as to whether shipping charges are taxable (varies from state to state). These additional fields can improve the accuracy of taxes collected, and tax returns submitted to the states (as well as simplifying and making much easier the task of preparing tax returns). To use these expanded fields in Magento e-commerce, the Taxcompliant Magento import extension must be installed. Or, if the online lookup is preferred (import files are not required) the Magento lookup extension must be installed. In either case, the extension features a sales tax report that includes zipcode, tax jurisdiction, sales, and other tax data. Click here for a sample file showing an import sales tax file and a sample export file for taxes generated for sales in California, Washington and Texas (with the Taxcompliant extension installed). More detail is provided in the Magento Extensions Tab.
— Extensions for Magento e-commerce. Magento e-commerce applications allow the import of tax rates by zipcode and produce specific reports for sales transactions. The standard import function does not include tax location or descriptive data, nor do the reports provide tax details necessary for filing State tax returns. Taxcompliant extensions expand the capability to import tax specific data as well as produce export reports for sales and tax totals by zip code and tax location. The exported files, in text .csv, format, can then be integrated into standard Microsoft office applications for generating tax return reports and updating Quickbooks accounting. Examples of these processes are in the Special Applications Tab.
— Special Applications for Tax Return Preparation and Quickbooks Accounting. Reports generated with Taxcompliant extensions can be imported into special Microsoft office applications for integration with Quickbooks accounting and assistance for tax return preparation. These applications include a Microsoft Access data base application for consolidating data by zip code and tax location, a Microsoft Excel application for generating tax return reports for all states (having sales taxes), and a Microsoft Excel application for converting the report data to text .iif format for import into Quickbooks accounting. More information and examples using sample report data are contained in the Special Applications tab.