Marshal Kushniruk, AvalaraAvalara is bringing its sales-and-use tax technology to Europe. The company is planning on opening an office in London and the effort in the United Kingdom and European Union will be headed by Marshal Kushniruk, EVP of business development for the Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based vendor. Kushniruk is moving soon to the British Isles full-time.
Europe, of course, means Value Added Taxes and Kushniruk says his company already handles a wide array of those. "We are looking to position ourselves as the global transaction tax leader. We calculate VAT in 72 countries today, including being able to complete VAT returns in 38 countries." Kushniruk says Avalara will utilize the same strategy of enlisting software OEMs as it has in the United States. Other companies write integrations that enable their accounting and e-commerce packages to work with the AvaTax engine. The company has about 85 of those relationships and plans to grow those "exponentially in 2013," Kushniruk says.
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