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Introduction to VAT Expert

Drawing from its extensive online library of EU VAT regulations, Avalara VAT Expert gives companies the ability to identify the correct VAT treatment for a broad range of transactions. Powered by VAT content that covers all 400+ articles in the VAT Directive 2006/112/EC, local member state derogations, and wider international VAT determination. And because VAT Expert is a cloud-based solution that requires no integration with in-house systems, it’s fast and easy to use. 

Avalara VAT Expert lets you create transaction simulations and real invoices. The process for creating each is the same. During a simulation, you may use non-existing company names and real names for an invoice. Whether you’re creating a simulation or an invoice, you're able to find which VAT obligations, legislation codes for return reports, or tax exemptions may apply to your specific transaction.

Top Features:

  • Detailed coverage of VAT for European entities trading within and across Europe
  • Personalization via an upload of customer and supplier data
  • Generation of both electronic and paper invoices to match local VAT requirements
  • Direct link to VIES to check the validity of all customer and supplier VAT numbers 

Primary Users

VAT Professionals

Users both in practice and in the industry can use it to quickly assist internal and external business customers to determine the right VAT treatment. VAT Expert can be used for both complex input and output VAT flows, and to help set up and validate the logic in internal ERP systems.

Finance Teams

By using the system directly, finance teams can avoid having to pay for external VAT advice, ensure customers are billed properly, and send compliant invoices to their customers. VAT Expert can also be used to help you assist your trading partners in understanding their VAT implications, including providing guidance on how to report transactions on each party’s VAT return.


Users in smaller accounting firms can use the system to advise their customers on complex VAT flows.



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