Desktop Widget Version 2.2.1 is Here

Our Best Desktop Widget Version Ever!

widget iconSome of our subscribers live and breathe through the Zip2Tax Desktop Widget.  I know I do!  When it went down last Fall, the Zip2Tax Development Team decided to update it with all the improvements subscribers have asked for over the years.     

It took a bit longer than we thought.  

But it was worth the wait!

 

On December 1, 2018 we introduced our new and improved Desktop Widget version 2.2.0 to our subscribers.  Then, we tweaked it even more and put version 2.2.1 out there for download.


So What’s New?

Spot-On™ subscribers will be pleased to know that the new version now accommodates your precise queries! You don’t have to switch tabs either.  If all you know is the ZIP code, go ahead and type just that in your tab.  Complete as much or as little information you have available.

widget Tabs


The Calculator is now an option button so if you just use the rate details, the calculation box will be out of sight until you need it.

widget Calculate Tab


Here is my favorite part – The Print Screen!  Now you can print easily and with a date – perfect for your audit files.

 

widget rate print


Awesome improvements so far, right?  But wait, there’s more!

 


If you subscribe to the Use Tax add-on, you now find a Use Tax column in the Details.  Not only for your specific lookup, but if you have another Community sharing that ZIP code, click on that and ….. wow!

widget Columns

 


You’ll never use your browser again.

Once you download and start using this app, you will never do queries using your browser again.

The Zip2Tax Desktop Widget is free to all Online Lookup Subscribers.  It downloads and installs in seconds.  For easy to follow step-by-step instructions, go to our Desktop Widget page.  When you are done, make sure before you log in you see the Version 2.2.1.

Once you start the widget, just minimize it to your task bar for easy and fast retrieval at your fingertips.d

widget taskbar


Please let us know how it works for you!  I think you’ll agree; it is a great tool for sales and use tax queries.

Zip2Tax Sales Tax Calculator is now available for iPhone or iPad

sales tax calculator app

Zip2Tax is proud to announce that we have released the long-awaited Apple version of our mobile Sales Tax Calculator. This handy app gives you mobile access to your Zip2Tax Online Lookup account on any Apple device and joins the Android version that was released in July 2014.

Zip2Tax sales tax calculator app

The Zip2Tax Sales Tax Calculator is now available as a free download on iTunes. The app is free to use for any Zip2Tax customer with an Online Lookup account or just call 866-492-8494 for a free trial today.

Use the Zip2Tax sales and use tax calculator while you are on the go to instantly retrieve the general sales or use tax rate for any U.S. address, including your current location, and figure the tax for any dollar amount.

itunes app

The app is free to download and use for any user with a Zip2Tax.com Online Lookup account. If you don’t have an Online Lookup account it’s not a problem. Just sign up for a risk free trial and check it out.

With the Zip2Tax sales and use tax calculator, you can look up sales or use tax rates at your current location as determined by your phone’s GPS so you don’t need to be precisely sure where you are standing to get a fairly accurate rate, or, you can punch in a ZIP code to see a listing of the possible matching tax jurisdictions. The Zip2Tax app also features Spot-On lookups for users needing a full street address match for exact door-step accuracy.

With a Zip2Tax Online Lookup account you also get access to full browser-based lookups via the Zip2Tax.com website, live U.S. based customer service, help with common sales tax related questions, and news and updates on sales and use tax issues affecting businesses in the U.S and Canada.

With a Zip2Tax Online Lookup subscription you also get access to full browser-based lookups via the Zip2Tax.com website, live U.S. based customer service, help with common sales tax related questions, and news and updates on sales and use tax issues affecting businesses in the U.S and Canada.

It would help us out if you could take a moment to rate this app on the iTunes store, and we would appreciate it very much if you would leave feedback. We do read feedback and try to provide solutions to problems or make improvements whenever possible.

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Zip2Tax Widget crash fix

Zip2Tax Widget crash fix

Zip2Tax Widget crash fix

A recent Windows update seems to be incompatible with oldeWidget crash fixr versions of the Zip2Tax widget and is causing it to crash when users attempt to perform lookups. Luckily this is easy to fix by simply upgrading to the newest version of the widget which is available now.

Zip2Tax Widget Crash Fix

First you must uninstall the old widget by going to your computer’s Control Panel, find the “Uninstall a program” section and find “Zip2tax Widget”. Click uninstall. If you have any questions, follow Windows Help directions.

Next, use any browser to go to http://www.zip2tax.com/Website/pagesTaxRates/z2t_widget.asp and click the “download” button. You will note the newest version of the widget is version 1.2.2. This version was released in July of 2013 and it includes improvements that you may find agreeable.

Zip2Tax widget crash fix 1.2.2

You will know you have the latest version of the desktop widget if it looks like this after you’ve logged in and it looks like this after you’ve made a ZIP code lookup and clicked the “Get Detail” button.

Installation instructions are included on the web page, or contact customer support if you have any questions or need help remembering your login credentials. 1-866-492-8494,  info@zip2tax.com or click on any Live Chat button.

We are sorry for this inconvenience, but Microsoft didn’t consult with us before they released this update so we are doing our best to cover for their rushed release.

Database Interface direct connect now uses API for added security

API for added security

In response to today’s reality where security breaches are one of every IT departments top concerns, Zip2Tax is addressing that concern by updating the sample codes for the Database Interface direct connect methods to take advantage of API for added security. The API provides your account with extra levels of validation to “hide” your activity and prevent data leakage and “SQL injection” attacks. This API masks your server’s information, adding firewalls between your data and potential security breaches.

ACTION IS REQUIRED: Please note, to take advantage of the benefits the API has to offer, you must replace the existing code in your system with the new code samples provided on our web site at API Connect Samples.

As an additional benefit, the new API can provide more information than the original direct connection could. While the sAPI for added securityamples provided here have the same data fields as the original samples had, the new API does contains more information which you may find of value. Data such as latitude and longitude, jurisdictional warning messages and even special notes on the taxability of certain items can be obtained if your coder follows the directions for the API and modifies the code following the same general parameters.

Although the older direct connect methods will continue to function, we will no longer provide customer support for them and we have removed the code sample pages from the live web site. Below, you will find a list of the original direct connect code and the updated API samples for your reference. We encourage you to switch over to the new code at your soonest convenience. Please call our offices at 866-492-8494 or e-mail info@zip2tax.com if you have any questions.

SQL Server using ASP  —  Recommended upgrade: API using ASP

SQL Server using ASP.NET  — Recommended upgrade: API using ASP.NET

SQL Server using C#.NET  — Recommended upgrade: API using C#.NET

MySQL using PHP  — Recommended upgrade: API using PHP

Zip2Tax Sales Tax Calculator now available on Google Play

Zip2Tax Sales Tax Calculator

Zip2Tax Sales Tax Calculator

Zip2Tax sales tax calculator app

The Zip2Tax Sales Tax Calculator is now available as a free download on Google Play. The app is free to use for any Zip2Tax customer with an Online Lookup account or just call 866-492-8494 for a free trial today.

The Zip2Tax mobile sales and use tax calculator can find the general sales or use tax rate for any U.S. address, including your current location instantly and figure the tax for any dollar amount while you are on the go.

The app is free to download and, after a signup where you create an account with Zip2Tax, LLC, your first 15 days is free to use the app’s features without any obligation. No credit card is required and you will not be billed anything after the trial period expires if you do not wish to purchase a subscription.  Google Play

With this mobile app you can look up sales or use tax rates at your current location as determined by your phone’s GPS so you don’t need to be precisely sure where you are standing to get a fairly accurate rate, or, you can punch in a ZIP code to see a listing of the possible matching tax jurisdictions. The Zip2Tax app also features Spot-On lookups for users needing a full street address match for exact door step accuracy.

With a Zip2Tax Online Lookup subscription you also get access to full browser-based lookups via the Zip2Tax.com website, live U.S. based customer service, help with common sales tax related questions, and news and updates on sales and use tax issues affecting businesses in the U.S and Canada.

It would help us out if you could take a moment to rate this app, and we would appreciate it very much if you would leave feedback. We do read feedback and try to provide solutions to problems or make improvements whenever possible.

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