Avalara Acquires Indix to Expand its Tax Content Database and Services

Avalara, a provider of tax compliance automation software for businesses of all sizes, announced it has acquired Indix’s AI technology and expertise, with comprehensive product descriptions for more than 1 billion products sold and shipped worldwide.

Avalara believes it will offer the industry’s most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive source of global tax and product content when it combines the Indix AI expertise, technology, and content with Avalara’s tax expertise and compliance content.

“Global taxing authorities govern compliance through ever-changing rules and requirements, and the task of gathering and maintaining this data is core to the value Avalara provides. We believe the combination of deep product knowledge, broad product content, and artificial intelligence technology will allow us to provide our customers the information they want and need to factor compliance into their business decision-making, and for Avalara to address more compliance requirements to support their growth.”

Scott McFarlane, co-founder and CEO of Avalara

Avalara and Indix

Avalara intends to use the Indix AI to maintain and expand its already massive tax content database, which includes international product codes and classifications, taxability rules, exemption conditions, tax holidays, jurisdictions, boundaries, tax rates, thresholds, registration, compliance, and return preparation and filing requirements.

Maintaining tax content and global product information is difficult and resource-intensive, requiring specialized technology, expertise, and human resources.

Today, collecting new content and tracking changes can be a highly manual process. By applying Indix’s AI to this problem, Avalara believes it will be able to automate the aggregation and accurate maintenance of its tax content.

Avalara will also apply the technology’s capabilities to further expand its database through global product mapping and classification, and automated content sourcing as it addresses new industries, geographies, and product offerings.

Avalara believes its ability to collect, organize, and structure this content is accelerated with the acquisition of the Indix IP.

READ MORE: Avalara Introduces Sales Tax Compliance App on Amazon Marketplace Appstore

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