Need an alternative to Vertex?

Switch to TaxCloud from Vertex and get more features, better support, and industry-leading pricing. We offer phone and chat support on all tiers – from real humans. We also offer our services under two low-cost plans – while Vertex charges separately for each of their services. That adds up!

Learn why TaxCloud is the Vertex alternative that’s the better fit for your small to medium-sized business.



Starter (or Premium)

Cost (annually)
$$$$ Volume & feature-based pricing
From $199 to $799/annually
Orders included
Per-order pricing
Starter up to 1,200 (or Premium up to 2,400)
Per order cost
$0.12 - $0.15 per order just for sales tax calculation
$0.08 - $0.33 per order for all services and features
Ecommerce platform integrations (Shopify, BigCommerce, Odoo, etc.)
Payment processors integrations (PayPal, Stripe, etc.)
Subscription management integrations (Recurly, etc.)
ERPs integrations (QuickBooks, Oracle Netsuite, etc.)

Key Features



Starter (or Premium)

Product tax code catalog
Exemption certificates
Address verification API
Economic nexus checker
Economic nexus notifications
Single state tax filing
Nationwide tax filing
Nationwide audit support
Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) discounts
Transaction detail reports
Jurisdiction-level reports
CSV import
Email support
Phone support
Chat support

Why TaxCloud?

Sales tax calculation

Accurate sales tax calculation and collection

With tax laws always changing, staying on top of them is not easy. Fortunately, TaxCloud makes charging the accurate sales tax automatic in all 13,000 U.S. tax jurisdictions. Our Government Affairs team is on top of all tax changes – so you don’t have to be.

Sales tax filing and compliance

Automatic sales tax filing and compliance

Staying tax compliant is hard work. TaxCloud makes tax filing and compliance automatic. It keeps you up to date on filing deadlines – and can even file your taxes for you. Save yourself from expensive mistakes by choosing TaxCloud.

Tax Cloud

Simplify your sales tax management

TaxCloud can be easily tailored to manage businesses of any size, whether SaaS or online. With it, you can:

  • Determine sales and use tax in real-time for 13,000 U.S. tax jurisdictions
  • Get alerted when nexus is triggered
  • Stay informed about tax exemptions and sales tax holidays
  • Instantly survey sales tax order data
  • Receive assistance with audits

What you get with TaxCloud

Real-Time Sales Tax Integrations

TaxCloud offers an extensive selection of integrations for e-commerce, ERP, CRM, and accounting systems, including real-time integrations with Odoo, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and Magento (now Adobe Commerce). Our real-time integrations calculate sales tax on transactions in real-time based on the taxability of the items sold – while collecting order information that will help you with filing. Our real-time integrations are built internally by TaxCloud or by our official partners and are supported.

Chat and phone support on all tiers

Where TaxCloud shines is in its friendly, accessible, and expert customer support. Always happy to explain the subtle intricacies of sales and use tax, TaxCloud’s diligent customer support team (powered by actual human beings rather than bots) is what makes TaxCloud such a great alternative to Vertex.

Industry-leading value and price

TaxCloud offers more features and more predictable pricing than Vertex. For example, TaxCloud’s Starter plan costs as low as $0.08 per transaction – almost half of the $0.12 to $0.15 that Vertex charges. Vertex’s price per transaction only includes the cost of processing the transaction. To get similar services and value as TaxCloud, you would have to buy additional services from Vertex – which adds up.

SST Certified Service Provider

Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) is a program meant to help companies simplify sales and use tax collection and administration when selling into multiple states they don’t have a physical presence in. As a Certified Service Provider (CSP), TaxCloud can help with things like sales tax registration, sales tax calculation, and filings in these states free of charge.



Our team is on hand to answer your questions.

Vertex is focused on providing tax compliance solutions for large global enterprise companies and offers over a dozen products that you have to pay separately for.

In contrast, TaxCloud is focused on serving small and medium U.S.-based businesses. We offer all our services in just two plans – with more ways to contact support. At TaxCloud, all our customers get premium service – because your success and growth matters to us.

The key difference is that small and medium sized businesses are important to us, while your company would just be another number to Vertex.

TaxCloud will completely automate filing and remitting your returns – taking that task entirely off your plate. Vertex, instead, offers you a service where they create signature-ready returns that you still need to check, submit, and remit your funds for.

There are a number of customer complaints online claiming Vertex was slow to respond (based on reviews from Capterra) to customer support requests, that there were issues with down time (based on reviews from Capterra), and that they experienced difficulty with setting up customized tax categories (based on reviews from Capterra). In comparison, TaxCloud is focused on getting your sales taxes right, every time so you don’t have to worry.

TaxCloud has a dedicated onboarding team to help businesses get started. We also have comprehensive documentation, support materials, and a customer support team that’s available to provide training or answer any questions you have. Vertex offers an online portal for learning but it appears like customers might have to pay for access to it.

U.S. companies who don’t do business globally might find that Vertex’s solutions are more focused on global enterprise companies and want a solution that’s a better fit for their US-based business. Vertex also doesn’t offer hands-on customer support – something that small businesses without a dedicated IT department might want more support with.

Vertex does not offer a number of services that TaxCloud offers. These include:

  • Nationwide audit support
  • Streamlined Sales Tax support
  • Chat support
  • Nationwide tax-filing discounts