Avalara Announces Partnership with Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals


Avalara, Inc. (NYSE:AVLR), a leading provider of tax compliance automation software for businesses of all sizes, today announced a strategic partnership between Avalara and the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP), a member-driven, non-profit organization focused on solving the challenges of being an independent lodging property owner and professional host in a changing travel landscape.

The new partnership will provide AIHP members with the tax information, technology tools, and resources they need to better understand and comply with lodging tax requirements across the United States. Avalara MyLodgeTax is a solution that collects, manages, and remits lodging and occupancy tax, and manages licenses on behalf of customers.

Avalara MyLodgeTax automates and streamlines a vast and complicated set of occupancy tax filing requirements involving hundreds of tax agencies across the U.S. Anyone involved in the lodging industry, including homeowners, property managers, corporate housing providers, hotels and motels, and online travel agencies can count on Avalara MyLodgeTax to manage this complexity on their behalf.

“Lodging tax compliance is increasingly an operational burden that takes property owners and managers’ focus off driving more bookings,” says Rob Stephens, general manager of Avalara MyLodgeTax. “Managing the correct taxes, filing reports, remitting taxes, and navigating the various state and local licensing requirements can be an onerous task. We’re excited to partner with AIHP and provide their members with tax technology solutions to simplify their complex tax and licensing requirements, and reduce compliance costs.”

To learn more about Avalara MyLodgeTax and the company’s industry-leading lodging tax compliance software, visit https://www.avalara.com/mylodgetax/en/index.html.

About Avalara, Inc.

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in Canada, the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at avalara.com.

About the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals

AIHP is the voice of small independent lodging across the United States and beyond. Our members are independent lodging properties, unique lodging, hospitality professionals, aspiring hospitality professionals and allied partners that support our industry with their products and services.

We are a member-driven, non-profit organization that focuses on professional development and industry advocacy for our industry. We’re a collaborative and passionate community solving the challenges of being an independent lodging property owner and professional host in a changing travel landscape. To learn more about AIHP, visit www.myaihp.org.

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