Moore Stephens North America and Avalara Announce Strategic Alliance

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Avalara, a leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the Cloud, announced November 12, 2013, the formation of a new strategic partnership with Moore Stephens North American Region (MSNA).
MSNA comprises forty-eight of the leading accounting firms located in North America (including Bermuda and the Caribbean) and is one of the seven regions of Moore Stephens International Limited (MSIL), one of the largest global networks of independent accounting firms with more than 300 member firms, operating out of more than 600 offices, in excess of 100 countries. 
This new strategic partnership will enable MSNA member firms to access Avalara's online Accountants Resource Center (ARC) that provides business-critical sales and use tax (SUT), value-added tax (VAT) information, and related resources to better meet the member firm clients' needs. In addition, MSNA member firms will be able to take advantage of Avalara partnering programs designed specifically to help accounting firms expand and differentiate their state and local tax (SALT) services.
"We always look to partner with those companies whose products can enhance the services our members provide their clients," said Steven Sacks, MSNA's executive director. "Avalara's sales tax compliance tools are a nice complement to our members' considerable expertise in the SALT area." 
"Moore Stephens is a major player in the international accounting association community, and we are very pleased to begin this exciting new partnership with them and their member firms," said Ray Bigley, VP of Business Development for Avalara's Accounting and Advisory Services Program (AASP). "Our relationship with the North American region of Moore Stephens is part of our larger effort to create closer working relationships with accounting firms across the United States and around the world to enhance their stature as well-informed trusted advisors."