VAT number formats

Structure of the VAT identification number in each country.

The VAT number format in each country creates an additional check made by tax authorities to ensure  that the data reported is correct. All large businesses must make an exercise of reviewing their master data every year. This review will include a check on the VAT numbers of suppliers and customers.

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  • Austria

    • Country code
      AT
    • Structure
      ATU99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 characters
  • Belgium

    • Country code
      BE
    • Structure
      BE0999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 10 digits
  • Bulgaria

    • Country code
      BG
    • Structure
      BG999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
    • Structure
      BG9999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 10 digits
  • Croatia

    • Country code
      HR
    • Structure
      HR99999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 11 digits
  • Cyprus

    • Country code
      CY
    • Structure
      CY99999999L
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 characters
    • Comments
      L - any letter
  • Czech Republic

    • Country code
      CZ
    • Structure
      CZ99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 digits
    • Structure
      CZ999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
    • Structure
      CZ9999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 10 digits
  • Denmark

    • Country code
      DK
    • Structure
      DK99 99 99 99
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      4 blocks of 2 digits
  • Estonia

    • Country code
      EE
    • Structure
      EE999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
  • Finland

    • Country code
      FI
    • Structure
      FI99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 digits
  • France

    • Country code
      FR
    • Structure
      FRXX 999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 2 characters and 1 block of 9 digits
    • Comments
      X - a letter or a digit
  • Germany

    • Country code
      DE
    • Structure
      DE999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
  • Greece

    • Country code
      EL
    • Structure
      EL999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
  • Hungary

    • Country code
      HU
    • Structure
      HU99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 digits
  • Ireland

    • Country code
      IE
    • Structure
      IE9S99999L
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 characters
    • Structure
      IE9999999WI
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 characters
  • Italy

    • Country code
      IT
    • Structure
      IT99999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 11 digits
  • Latvia

    • Country code
      LV
    • Structure
      LV99999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 11 digits
  • Lithuania

    • Country code
      LT
    • Structure
      LT999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
    • Structure
      LT999999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 12 digits
  • Luxembourg

    • Country code
      LU
    • Structure
      LU99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 digits
  • Malta

    • Country code
      MT
    • Structure
      MT99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 digits
  • Netherlands

    • Country code
      NL
    • Structure
      NL999999999B99
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 12 characters
    • Comments
      The 11th position is always by the prefix "B".
  • Poland

    • Country code
      PL
    • Structure
      PL9999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 10 digits
  • Portugal

    • Country code
      Data
    • Structure
      Data
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 digits
  • Romania

    • Country code
      RO
    • Structure
      RO999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of min. 2 digits and max. 10 digits
  • Slovakia

    • Country code
      SK
    • Structure
      SK9999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 10 digits
  • Slovenia

    • Country code
      SI
    • Structure
      SI99999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 8 digits
  • Spain

    • Country code
      ES
    • Structure
      ESX9999999X
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 9 characters
    • Comments
      X - a letter or a digit; the first and last characters may be alpha or numeric; but they may not both be numeric.
  • Sweden

    • Country code
      SE
    • Structure
      SE999999999999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 12 digits
  • United Kingdom

    • Country code
      GB
    • Structure
      GB999 9999 99
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 3 digits
    • Structure
      GB999 9999 99 999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 4 digits and 1 block of 2 digits
    • Comments
      Identifies branch traders
    • Structure
      GBGD999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      The above followed by a block of 3 digits
    • Comments
      Identifies Government Departments
    • Structure
      GBHA999
    • Format (excludes 2 letter alpha prefix)
      1 block of 5 characters
    • Comments
      Identifies Health Authorities

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