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This free service allows you to check VAT numbers in the European Union (EU)




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VAT information for several European Countries
Austria
VAT number format: AT U99999999 (8 digits) Capital: Vienna
Standard VAT rate: 20 percent Population: 8,5 million
Reduced VAT rate: 10 percent Local name: Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer
Belgium
VAT number format: BE 0999.999.999 (10 digits) Capital: Brussels
Standard VAT rate: 21 percent Population: 11 million
Reduced VAT rate: 6 or 12 percent Local name: BTW nummer
Bulgaria
VAT number format: BG 9999.999.999 (9 or 10 digits) Capital: Sofia
Standard VAT rate: 20 percent Population: 7,3 million
Reduced VAT rate: 9 percent Local name: Identifikacionen nomer po DDS
Cyprus
VAT number format: CY 99999999X (8 digits + 1 letter) Capital: Nicosia
Standard VAT rate: 19 percent Population: 1,1 million
Reduced VAT rate: 5 or 9 percent Local name: Arithmós Engraphes phi. pi. a.
Czech Republic
VAT number format: CZ 0999999999 (8 or 9 or 10 digits) Capital: Prague
Standard VAT rate: 21 percent Population: 10,5 million
Reduced VAT rate: 15 percent Local name: Danové identifikacní císlo
Denmark
VAT number format: DK 99999999 (8 digits) Capital: Copenhagen
Standard VAT rate: 25 percent Population: 5,6 million
Reduced VAT rate: none Local name: Momsregistreringsnummer
Estonia
VAT number format: EE 999999999 (9 digits) Capital: Tallinn
Standard VAT rate: 20 percent Population: 1,3 million
Reduced VAT rate: 9 percent Local name: Käibemaksukohustuslase number
Finland
VAT number format: FI 99999999 (9 digits) Capital: Helsinki
Standard VAT rate: 24 percent Population: 5,5 million
Reduced VAT rate: 10 or 14 percent Local name: Arvonlisäveronumero
France
VAT number format: FR 99999999999 (11 digits) Capital: Paris
Standard VAT rate: 20 percent Population: 66 million
Reduced VAT rate: 2,1 or 5,5 or 10 percent Local name: Numéro de TVA
Germany
VAT number format: DE 999999999 (9 digits) Capital: Berlin
Standard VAT rate: 19 percent Population: 81 million
Reduced VAT rate: 7 percent Local name: Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer
Greece
VAT number format: EL 999999999 (9 digits) Capital: Athens
Standard VAT rate: 23 percent Population: 11 million
Reduced VAT rate: 6,5 or 13 percent Local name: Arithmós Phorologikoú Metroou
Hungary
VAT number format: HU 99999999 (8 digits) Capital: Budapest
Standard VAT rate: 27 percent Population: 10 million
Reduced VAT rate: 5 or 18 percent Local name: Közösségi adószám
Ireland
VAT number format: IE 9999999X (7 digits and one letter) Capital: Dublin
Standard VAT rate: 23 percent Population: 4,7 million
Reduced VAT rate: 0 or 4,8 or 9 or 13,5 percent Local name: Value added tax identification no
Italy
VAT number format: IT 99999999999 (11 digits) Capital: Rome
Standard VAT rate: 22 percent Population: 61 million
Reduced VAT rate: 4 or 10 percent Local name: Partita IVA
Latvia
VAT number format: LV 99999999999 (11 digits) Capital: Riga
Standard VAT rate: 21 percent Population: 2 million
Reduced VAT rate: 12 percent Local name: PVN registracijas numurs
Lithuania
VAT number format: LT 999999999 (9 or 12 digits) Capital: Vilnius
Standard VAT rate: 21 percent Population: 3 million
Reduced VAT rate: 5 or 9 percent Local name: Pridetines vertes mokestis moketojo kodas
Luxembourg
VAT number format: LU 99999999 (8 digits) Capital: Luxembourg
Standard VAT rate: 17 percent Population: 0,5 million
Reduced VAT rate: 3 or 6 percent Local name: Numéro de TVA
Malta
VAT number format: MT 99999999 (8 digits) Capital: Valletta
Standard VAT rate: 18 percent Population: 0,45 million
Reduced VAT rate: 5 or 7 percent Local name: Vat reg. no.
The Netherlands
VAT number format: NL 999999999B99 (11 digits + 1 letter) Capital: Amsterdam
Standard VAT rate: 21 percent Population: 16,8 million
Reduced VAT rate: 6 percent Local name: BTW nummer
Poland
VAT number format: PL 9999999999 (10 digits) Capital: Warsaw
Standard VAT rate: 23 percent Population: 38 million
Reduced VAT rate: 5 or 8 percent Local name: Numer Identyfikacji Podatkowej
Portugal
VAT number format: PT 999999999 (9 digits) Capital: Lisbon
Standard VAT rate: 23 percent Population: 10,5 million
Reduced VAT rate: 6 or 13 percent Local name: Número de Identificação Fiscal
Romania
VAT number format: RO 9999999999 (from 2 to 10 digits) Capital: Bucharest
Standard VAT rate: 24 percent Population: 20 million
Reduced VAT rate: 5 or 9 percent Local name: Cod de înregistrare în scopuri de TVA
Slovakia
VAT number format: SK 9999999999 (10 digits) Capital: Bratislava
Standard VAT rate: 20 percent Population: 5,5 million
Reduced VAT rate: 10 percent Local name: Identifikacné císlo pre dan z pridanej hodnoty
Slovenia
VAT number format: SI 99999999 (8 digits) Capital: Ljubljana
Standard VAT rate: 22 percent Population: 2 million
Reduced VAT rate: 9,5 percent Local name: Davcna številka
Spain
VAT number format: ES 999999999 (8 digits and one letter) Capital: Madrid
Standard VAT rate: 21 percent Population: 47 million
Reduced VAT rate: 4 or 10 percent Local name: Número de Identificación Fiscal
Sweden
VAT number format: SE 999999999999 (12 digits) Capital: Stockholm
Standard VAT rate: 25 percent Population: 10 million
Reduced VAT rate: 6 or 12 percent Local name: VAT-nummer or momsnummer
 



This website will help you to look up the VAT number of your foreign customers. Our seachbox allows you to easily verify the validity of the VAT number of any company in the European Union (EU).

Verifying VAT numbers is a time-consuming activity. We do our best to make this task as easy as possible with our VAT checker. In this way you can quickly fulfill the obligations posed on you by the tax authorities. When someone sets up a company or business, this person will get a VAT number. This VAT number has to be mentioned on every invoice or receipt. Furthermore you have to know the VAT number of your customers or clients. Your accountant needs this information and will transmit it to the tax authority. This website will help you with your accountancy and tries to make doing business in the European single market as easy as possible. We try to remove a few obstacles that are a headache for businesses.

VAT numbers play an important role for intra-Community supplies within the European Union. The rules say that when you supply goods or services to another company in the single market of the EU, you don't have to pay VAT. However your administration will become more difficult due to these rules. For evey customer or client you need to check if his VAT number is correct. Your bookkeeping will become heavier. When the tax authorities detect errors, they will give you a fine. The definition or meaning of the abbreviation VAT is: Value Added Tax. In practice only private persons have to pay VAT when they buy goods or services. Businesses and companies have to pay VAT in the first instance but they can get this money back from the tax authorities. Of course this is closely supervised and controlled by the tax authorities.


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