Hellotax vs. Competitor Analysis and comparison

It’s hard to pick your first choice for your business out of several similar options. That’s why we offer you the possibility to compare the best ones out there and make up your mind with an ease.

Trying to choose between TaxJar and Avalara? Here's a breakdown based on what you really need to know to make an informed decision.

Pricing and plans

Your sales tax compliance solution should come standard with transparent pricing that grows only as your business grows.

Competitor??
We offer a 30-day free trial on all products. No credit card required. No setup fees, cancellation fees, hidden fees or forced annual contracts.Beware of setup fees, annual contracts and cancellation fees.
Set up an account and get started without speaking to someone in sales or customer support.You’re pushed to talk to a salesperson to get pricing. Who has time for that?
Modern, innovative technology means we can pass on the savings to customers.Confusing and time-intensive implementation. Shouldn’t technology make things easy?
Our calculations start at just $0.02 cents per transaction.Calculations start at $0.20 cents per transaction.
We offer simple, transparent pricing.We’d link to their pricing, but we can’t find it.
No Annual contracts. We offer monthy plans because we stand behind our service and don't need contracts to keep you as a customer.Annual contracts required (some are multi-year).

Registrations are ~$100/state, for as many states as you need.

Registration for 20 states would be ~$2,000

Registration for up to 20 states: $5,000

No setup fees.

For a customer with 20K transactions
on TaxJar:

  • Basic 50k: $199/mo for up to 50K transactions
  • World-class support: FREE
  • API and Platform connectors: FREE

Total first year cost: $2,149.20
(or $199 monthly)

Where do we start?

Sample customer cost for 20K transactions:

  • One-time Activation Fee (~$2,360)
  • Annual Connector Fee (~$100-$500)
  • POS Platform Charge (~$150)
  • Annual License ($7,865)
  • Professional Support for Setup and Training (~$1,995)

Total first year cost ~$12,515.00.

At TaxJar, filing a sales tax return means both remitting your data and your payment. We don't stop halfway.

We file in every US state for a small fee ($25 and below) per return.

Monthly filing fee of $44/return (not including service fees below).

  • 'One-Time Filing Activation Filing
    Fee' $50
  • 'Monthly Filing Service Fee' of $54
It's your money and you work hard for it. If you file on-time with AutoFile, we'll pass along any early filing discounts that you receive from the state.No filing discounts returned to customers.

How do we offer our service at a lower cost?

In short, we're truly a technology company that is hyper-focused on solving sales tax for businesses. We build the best technology (without shortcuts), and we're in a never-ending pursuit of automation. We've hired the best team to solve this problem, and we don't pay expensive rent.

Instead of raising prices by a whole lot and making it all go away, we learned to embrace the questions as a chance to let folks in on how our low-cost strategy is by design, so here's more on how we do it.

Product experience

Your sales tax compliance solution should be easy to implement and use, not yet another chore.

We encourage everyone to compare our product to any alternative. That’s why we offer a no-risk 30-day free trial. Sign up and give TaxJar a try right away with no waiting.

Test us out on:

  • Ease of Use – Our setup is simple, intuitive and quick.
  •  Speed - Your data is downloaded to TaxJar in minutes to hours rather
    than days
  • Customer Support – Try us now. Ask a question!
  • Accuracy – See our Accuracy Guarantee.

With COMPETITOR, you won’t be able to use most products without talking to a salesperson first. If you get far enough to try for free, see the differences in user experience for yourself.

Competitor??
Free 30-day trial for everyone (no credit
card required).
Request a quote.

TaxJar was built for multi-channel sellers. We know running your eCommerce business leads you in many different directions to find your customers.

Selling across Amazon & Shopify? No problem.
One system makes it completely automatic to import your data. A few clicks and you're set up for good. No CSVs. Ever.

Selling on Amazon and Shopify?

You'll need to download CSVs, reformat them to match AvaTax requirements, and re-upload them every month. Sound automated?

How do we offer our service at a lower cost?

In short, we're truly a technology company that is hyper-focused on solving sales tax for businesses. We build the best technology (without shortcuts), and we're in a never-ending pursuit of automation. We've hired the best team to solve this problem, and we don't pay expensive rent.

Instead of raising prices by a whole lot and making it all go away, we learned to embrace the questions as a chance to let folks in on how our low-cost strategy is by design, so here's more on how we do it.

Ready to get started?

Contact us today