Avalara: Combating the Latest Tax Challenges with Trust File GST

Gautam Mukherjee,General Manager - Global Delivery

Gautam Mukherjee

General Manager - Global Delivery

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout in India has brought with it a diverse set of challenges for organizations irrespective of industry. One such challenge is the manual preparation of GST, which not only increases costs in terms of devoting additional human resources to tax compliance, but also makes the data more susceptible to error. It only stands to get more complex. E-way bills, foreign and occasional registration management, refund processing, TDS, and TCS on e-Commerce transactions are not yet in full effect. Once they are, manual compliance will become an even larger strain, putting businesses at greater risk of committing any of the 21 offences under GST. To help minimize such strain and risk, businesses are choosing tax compliance automation, such as Avalara TrustFile GST, over manual processes.

Avalara TrustFile-helping businesses address the challenges of GST
Avalara is a leading global provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for 20,000+ businesses. Its 14-year legacy includes hands-on experience successfully implementing GST automation in Brazil and Canada. Now as an application service provider (ASP) with TrustFile GST, Avalara is emerging as a leader in India’s tax compliance realm as well.

Avalara Trust File GST helps automate GST compliance, including reconciliation, report generation, correction assistance,technical and online support, and return preparation.
Benefits include more timely compliance, comparison of reports, more accurate reporting, and much more. Avalara';s global presence and scalability allow multinational clients to opt for only one tax automation solution across their geographical presence and growth trajectories.

Now as an application service provider (ASP) with TrustFile GST, Avalara is emerging as a leader in India’s tax compliance realm as well

“With a legacy of in-depth understanding of indirect tax complexities, we offer more connectors adapted into leading accounting, ERP, e-Commerce, and other business applications, thereby making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easier for our customers.

In fact, our modern user interface coupled with regular updates communicated through the software and mobile app make the task of compliance much easier. All our states successfully filed the GSTR 1 with DSC through TrustFile GST,” expressed J Ganesh Pandian in finance department of Lotte India Corporation Ltd., a customer of Avalara TrustFile GST. “We thank Avalara for the wonderful support in successful completion of our GSTR1 filing,” asserts Gautam Mukherjee, General Manager, Global Delivery, Avalara.

Additional customers in India include, but are not limited to, Trimex Industries, Elcom, Walter Pack Automotive, Mantri Metallic, Paranjape Auto cast, and many more. Besides TrustFile GST, Avalara has, over the years, established several other innovative and technologically strong solutions like Avalara AvaTax, a tax determination engine. The Avalara Compliance Cloud platform delivers end-to-end transaction tax compliance automation services to businesses of all sizes worldwide.
About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara today has offices in India, Europe, Brazil, and the U.S. The company offers the convenience of a SaaS solution and facilitates offline uploads and management, considering the possibility of connectivity failures. Each year the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Avalara partners with authorized GST Suvidha Providers (GSPs), such as Excellon Software and Alankit Limited, and ERP providers, such as Abas Force (India) and Anand ERP. Avalara has also launched a GST compliance partnership program in India for ERP publishers, tax professionals, and entrepreneurs. “Through this program, we aim to deliver compliance automation to our Indian partners’ clients, helping them deepen relationships with customers, build their loyalty, and reduce churn,” adjoins Gautam.

Key management:
Gautam Mukherjee,General Manager - Global Delivery
Gautam is a strategic leader and currently heads Avalara’s global software delivery center in Pune.Gautam is a 17 years veteran of the IT industry with extensive experience in the U.S. and India as a business and technology leader. He is an expert in managing global projects, building high performing teams and new product development.

International presence: U.S. (headquarter), Europe, India, and Brazil
Awards & Recognition:
  • Forbes Cloud 100 Company, 2016 and 2017
  • Next Tech Titan, Geekwire Awards, 2014
  • Hot 100 — Best Privately Held Software Companies for 2013, JMP Securities, 2013
  • Top 100 North America, Red Herring 100, 2013