Why TaxValet is the right TaxJar or QuickBooks alternative for you

TaxJar helps simplify online sales tax calculations, while QuickBooks streamlines your accounting. But when it comes to navigating the full spectrum of multi-state compliance - from confusing nexus to potential audits - they often leave you exposed and overwhelmed putting your business at risk of costly penalties and audits.

TaxValet offers a different approach. We eliminate the burden of sales tax compliance, so you can focus on growing your business with confidence. We're not just software; we're your dedicated Fractional Sales Tax Department.

Let's break down the differences between TaxValet, TaxJar, and QuickBooks and help you find the solution that truly protects your business.

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Bird’s eye view: TaxJar vs QuickBooks vs TaxValet

When it comes to managing sales tax, TaxJar, QuickBooks, and TaxValet offer very different approaches:


Limited sales tax support

TaxJar primarily focuses on sales tax calculations and reporting for online businesses. QuickBooks, an accounting software, includes basic sales tax features but lacks comprehensive compliance capabilities. Both require significant manual effort, leaving you responsible for navigating complex regulations and risking costly mistakes.


Fractional Sales Tax Department

TaxValet acts as an extension of your team, giving you a dedicated team that handles every aspect of your compliance journey. Our experts provide personalized guidance, proactive compliance management, and complete audit protection, giving you peace of mind and freeing you to focus on growing your business.

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Top 5 reasons why fast growing businesses choose TaxValet over TaxJar vs QuickBooks as their sales tax compliance solution

When evaluating sales tax solutions, you should look beyond basic features and affordability. Prioritizing comprehensive compliance and expert guidance is a must if you want to avoid facing a hefty audit bill and the headaches of managing sales tax on your own.

Let's explore five key areas where TaxValet stands out from TaxJar and QuickBooks:



Limited, generic, and expensive guidance or dedicated sales tax experts in your corner?

TaxJar and QuickBooks:

TaxJar offers some basic support features, but no personalized guidance from a dedicated sales tax expert. QuickBooks, while helpful for general accounting, offers very limited sales tax support, primarily focusing on basic calculations. Even setting up QuickBooks for sales tax collection can be complex and requires specialized knowledge, as a single mistake can be extremely expensive. You're ultimately left to decipher regulations on your own, increasing your risk of costly errors.


With TaxValet, you gain your own Fractional Sales Tax Department, a dedicated team of experts ready to guide you through every aspect of compliance. From personalized sales tax strategies to proactive monitoring and responsive communication, we provide the white-glove support you need to navigate sales tax with confidence.

Expertise & Support

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Dedicated Team of Experts Will you have a dedicated team of experts who are handling each aspect of your sales tax compliance?

Personalized Sales Tax Strategy Will you work with consultants who create personalized recommendations for your unique situation? This includes providing recommendations for how to clean-up historical issues.

Proactive Compliance Monitoring Do they monitor state changes and proactively inform you if adjustments need to be made?


Call/Text/Email/Meeting Support Do they provide free unlimited live support?



Seamless sales tax compliance management or DIY headaches?

TaxJar and QuickBooks:

TaxJar focuses mainly on automated calculations and reporting for online sales, leaving gaps in your compliance. QuickBooks, although useful for basic accounting, only offers limited support for sales tax calculations, and even those can be unreliable. You are left to handle crucial steps like filings, payments, nexus analysis, permit registrations, and more—increasing your risk of errors, penalties, and missed deadlines.


We take a proactive and comprehensive approach to sales tax compliance, covering every detail from start to finish. Our expert team conducts thorough nexus analysis, manages permit registrations, handles filings and payments, and monitors changing regulations, ensuring your business remains fully compliant in every state. You gain peace of mind knowing your sales tax is handled with expertise and precision.

Compliance Management

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Automated Filing & Payments

Misc. Returns Handled If you need misc. returns submitted (like CA's e-waste return) will that be handled for you, or will you need to DIY it?

Sales Tax Setting Management Do they set up, test, and continually monitor your sales tax settings to ensure you are not over or under charging sales tax AND make changes if needed so you don't over/under collect tax?

Comprehensive Nexus Analysis Do they perform a comprehensive nexus analysis to examine both economic nexus AND physical presence? Software frequently both misses states AND will report you having nexus (even though you don't) because details are missed.

Resale Certificate Preparation Will they prepare resale certificates for you so you can purchase products for resale tax-free?

Use Tax Remittance Do they support paying use tax on purchases you made that you didn't pay sales tax on? This is important under audit!


Voluntary Disclosure Agreements Can they engage in Voluntary Disclosure with the state if you're substantially behind on sales tax? This can save you a lot of cash! (Note: Most clients don't use this)


Permit Registrations Do they register for sales tax permits and set-up the accounts for you so you're ready for filing? This is a huge burden for businesses.



Complete audit peace of mind or sleepless nights?

TaxJar and QuickBooks:

Both platforms offer limited audit protection and support, leaving you vulnerable to the financial and emotional strain of an audit. TaxJar's guarantees mainly cover calculation errors, while QuickBooks doesn't offer any guarantees regarding incorrect sales tax calculations. This means you're left to navigate the complexities of an audit on your own, potentially facing hefty penalties and fines for various compliance oversights.


With TaxValet, you get true comprehensive audit protection. Our expert team handles every aspect of the audit process, from responding to inquiries to representing you before tax authorities. Plus, our industry-leading audit guarantee covers any penalties or interest incurred due to our errors. You can sleep soundly knowing you're fully protected.

Audit Protection

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Full Audit Representation Do they manage sales tax audits for you entirely (and not just provide you with records to manage it yourself)?

Penalty and Interest Coverage Do they guarantee that you won't owe anything under audit for anything they're responsible for covering? See service agreement for additional details.



Simple, predictable, and worry-free pricing or unexpected sticker shock?

TaxJar and QuickBooks:

While QuickBooks offers transparent, flat-rate pricing, its sales tax capabilities are limited, primarily focusing on basic calculations. TaxJar's costs can fluctuate unpredictably based on your transaction volume and the need for additional services, making it difficult to budget effectively.


Your peace of mind matters, which is why we believe in clear, transparent pricing. With TaxValet, you enjoy a simple, flat-rate monthly fee based on your business size and the number of states where you have sales tax obligations. No hidden fees, no surprise charges, just predictable costs that allow you to budget with confidence.

Pricing & Transparency

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Overall Price


Transparent, Flat-Rate Pricing Will you pay the same amount each month if you're filing in the same amount of states, or can pricing fluctuate?

Money-Back Guarantee Do they guarantee you'll love the service, and if you don't, provide a refund?

60 day

Unlimited Free Transactions Are transactions free, or will you pay as your volume grows?



Done-For-You integration and automation or technical roadblocks?

TaxJar and QuickBooks:

While both platforms offer integrations, managing them can be technically complex and time-consuming. QuickBooks, while offering some flexibility for tax calculations, falls short when it comes to complex scenarios, like products with varying taxability across states. You may need additional third-party tools and expertise to ensure accurate calculations, increasing your risk of errors and audits.


We handle all the technical complexities for you, ensuring seamless integration and accurate tax calculations. Our team manages data integrations, sets up and tests calculation tools, and provides ongoing monitoring to ensure your compliance stays on track. You get peace of mind knowing your technology is working flawlessly, protecting you from costly mistakes.


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Done-for-You Data Integrations Can the solution pull data from all of your sales channels without you needing to download, prepare, upload, or send data?

No Technical Expertise Required Your Personal Sales Tax Expert will efficiently manage monthly sales tax returns and payment confirmations for you.

Customer Portal Can you sign-in to a web portal to manage your sales tax? Since everything is done-for-you at TaxValet, our clients don't need a portal to manage things themselves.

Not Req'd

Live Tax Rate Calculation (API) Do they offer tax calculation services for your sales channels via API? Note: TaxValet uses existing free tax settings already available. If they aren't available, we can provide recommendations for a third-party tool and help set it up.


They chose peace of mind

“Prior to being with TaxValet we were with a software company that makes the claim "compliance done right" and it was such a joke… It would take days, if not weeks to get responses from their customer support team, and if a mistake was made, it would take months to fix it.”

— Janel Weiss

The team at TaxValet are second to none. I have been in my industry and purchased not only software but utilized firms for development for over 25 years. This company is hands down the best company I have ever dealt with.

— Powertrain Products Inc.

“With new economic nexus laws coming into effect this year, the prospect of filing monthly sales tax returns in 18 (!) states was overwhelming. I had tried to build a system using TaxJar, but they were unable to support our store due to limitations with their product. TaxValet has been a godsend.”

— Danny Fein

300+ fast-growing brands trust TaxValet to save an average of $301,496 in audit costs

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Get your own Fractional Sales Tax Department and none of the compliance hassle or risk

  • Dedicated sales tax expert: Personalized guidance and support, not just generic FAQs and automated responses.
  • Proactive compliance management: We handle everything from nexus analysis to filings and audits, so you don't have to.
  • Ironclad audit protection: Our guarantee covers penalties and interest, giving you complete peace of mind.
  • Transparent, flat-rate pricing: No hidden fees or surprise costs, just predictable monthly payments.
  • Done-for-you integrations: We handle the complexity, so you can focus on your business.

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