TaxJar Adds SmartCalcs Summarized Rates
US Sales Tax calculation and filing tool TaxJar now has an alternative source of tax rates for their SmartCalcs sales tax API.
SmartCalcs API users can now download the latest sales tax rates in advance, to provide an alternative source of rates in the event that the API goes down or is slower than expected.
Summarized rates provide the minimum and average sales tax rates in every state, and are updated monthly for any changes. TaxJar says an API outage is highly unlikely, but they never want their customers to worry that they may lose the ability to collect sales tax temporarily.