Check VAT Number
VAT registration number is also called a VAT number. VAT is the international designation for value added tax or sales tax.
How do I check a European VAT number?
A European company VAT registration number is like a social security number but for businesses. In Europe companies have different formats depending on which country they reside in but it usually follows this principle: Country code, the organisation number and sometimes plus "01" or another appendix combination at the end. If you have a social security number 700102-1234 this becomes your VAT number:
SE 7001021234 01
How do I check the VAT number of the company in a European country?
There is a service from the European Union in corporation with all the local tax offices that you can use to check the VAT number (or VAT no). Verify VAT number here.
How to check the VAT number?
When should I write the purchaser's VAT number on the invoice?
If you invoice a business in another EU country, you must enter the purchaser's VAT number.
Learn more about what you need to write on the invoice on this page. To learn more about how you post tax and how to complete tax statements when billing customers in other EU countries, you can read more here.