Zip2Tax Desktop Application 1.2.2

This lightweight program quickly installs on your desktop or laptop computer so that you can perform ZIP code-level sales and use tax lookups without having to keep our web browser open.

Instructions for download and installation
How to use the Zip2Tax desktop application
What's new in version 1.2


1) An Internet connection.

2) A subscription to the Zip2Tax Online Lookup.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application

Desktop Application Installation Instructions

1) If you have a version of this desktop application already installed, please go to your control panel and uninstall it according to your computer's instructions.

2) Click the red "Download" button to download the Zip2Tax Desktop Application installer.

3) The next step varies depending on what browser you are using:
A) Internet Explorer: You will be asked to either "Run" or "Save" the program. Click "Run."
B) Mozilla Firefox: A popup window will come up and you will be asked to "Save File." Click "Save File." Find the file and double-click it to run it.
C) Google Chrome: The installer will automatically download. Find where the file has been saved and double-click to run it.

4) If you saved the installer file to your computer, double-click on it and run it.

5) The installation window should pop up.

6) Click "Next" to start the installation.
7) Please read this end user license agreement carefully, and click on the "I agree" button and click "Next."

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application License Agreement

8) The installer automatically creates a folder on your computer to install the Zip2Tax desktop application, but you can manually choose where it is saved. Usually it is recommended that you leave it as is.

9) Choose if this desktop application is just for you or for everyone who uses your computer.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Select Installation Folder

10) Click the "Next" button to start the installation.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Confirm Installation

11) Installing the desktop application may take a few minutes, so just wait until it is finished.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Being Installed

12) Click the "Close" button once the installation is finished.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Installation Complete

How To Use The Zip2Tax Desktop Application

1) After you install the desktop application, there should be a shortcut icon on your desktop that looks like the image below:

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Shortcut Icon

2) To run the desktop application program, double-click on the shortcut.

3) A small window may pop up that asks you if you want to run this file. Click "Yes".

Screenshot: Run This File?

4) A small window should pop up that asks for your username and password.

5) Enter your unique username and password and click on the "Login" button.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Login Window

6) Once you've logged in, you can enter in a ZIP code and click "Get Rate!"

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Enter ZIP Code Window

7) The example below entered in the ZIP code "90601" for Whittier, CA.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application ZIP Code Info

8) Click on the "Show Details" button to get specifics on that particular ZIP code.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Enter ZIP Code Window

9) You can enter in a specific dollar amount and click "Calculate." The program calculates sales tax and total sales for you.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Dollar Amount

10) You can also view details of communities using the same ZIP code by clicking on the choices at the bottom of the window under the section called "Other Communities Using 90601."

11) Click on "My Account" to go to the Zip2Tax web site or click on "Get Help" to contact us.

Screenshot: Zip2Tax Desktop Application Other Communities

What's New In The Zip2Tax Desktop Application version 1.2.2

Update release: July 24, 2013

1) desktop application adjusted to use Spot-On™ API.
2) "My Account" and "Get Help" buttons added for ease of customer support.

Version 1.2. Update release: April 26, 2013

1) Bug fix: corrects improper rounding off to two digits when calculating dollar amounts by tax rate with more than two decimal places.
2) Allows use with all three subscription levels: ZIP Code, ZIP+4, and Spot-On™.

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Customer Commitment

Zip2Tax, LLC has been in the business of providing accurate and timely sales tax data since 2007. Our customer base has grown quickly since then and we are pleased to have obtained the trust of many Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of small organizations. Click here to see a few of the companies that entrust us to provide their sales and use tax data.

Our staff of dedicated professionals are committed to providing superior service to all of our valued customers. Our research staff retrieves tax data directly from each state’s department of taxation throughout  the month. In certain cases, we check directly with individual municipalities to ensure the highest level of precision. We combine the accuracy of automation with the caution of manual confirmation to make sure our data is processed to the specifications your business requires.

Our researchers assign a tax rate based on the 5-digit ZIP code and city combination. This combination will often generate several rows of data for a single ZIP code, so our system designates the location containing the United States Postal Office as the primary rate for those customers wishing to eliminate the extra data.

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