SaaS-based sales tax automation service provider Avalara’s service is now available for mobile devices and will utilize a new geo-location technology.

The sales-tax-specific geo-location engine, which will be available in early 2012, uses latitude and longitude coordinates, instead of zip codes, to deliver accurate calculations in complex jurisdictions.

“Retailers using any location-aware mobile device can now accurately calculate sales tax data based on their exact geospatial location—even if the transaction is in a crowded farmers market, a new construction site, or on an offshore oil rig,” said Avalara chief technology officer Jared Vogt.  “We’re making it easy for everyone…to get the right tax rate anytime, anywhere. There’s a clear need to simplify transactional tax compliance, and Avalara is filling it through innovation.”

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