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Is the verification of VAT numbers free at Vatcheck?

Validating VAT numbers on our website is free. Vatcheck also develops applications to validate VAT numbers in an automated way from ERP and CRM processes, e-commerce platforms, accounting systems etc. For these solutions a fee will be charged. Contact us for more information at

What is VIES?

VIES (VAT Information Exchange System) is the only official source to validate European VAT numbers. Vatcheck makes it easier to validate VAT numbers in VIES because of a high-performing interface and clear error messages if a VAT number can not be verified. So Vatcheck consults on your behalf the official source (VIES) at each validation.

Why is it important to perform a VAT number check?

If you want to grant VAT exemption at a sales transaction to a foreign company in an EU member state (intracommunity delivery) it is very important that the VAT number of your client is valid. If after an examination by the tax authorities it appears that the exemption has been granted unjustified, you as company are liable to pay the VAT due and you also risk a fine.

Is it possible to perform a VAT number check afterwards?

VIES only has current data. So it is important to validate the VAT number before each intra-community delivery.

For which countries can I validate VAT numbers via Vatcheck?

This is possible for all EU member states. Namely Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Sweden.