The VAT No an identification number which is given to a business that applies to be VAT registered. The VAT No varies from one country to another in terms of its format and the length. However, it always starts with the prefix of the country which assigns it, and is then followed by a series of numbers, and sometimes characters. Whenever a business supplies goods or services which are VAT taxable, it needs to be VAT registered, and thus it will have its VAT No. This also applies whenever there is a business that acquires goods or a service from another country. One of the main misconceptions about the VAT No that is assigned is that one number will suffice to engage in trading with any country. However this is not the case as if your business imports goods from three countries, and exports to another four countries, then it needs to apply for a VAT No from each one of those seven countries. So, each EU country will issue a national VAT No to a firm. Applying for a VAT No is a process which varies from one country to another too, and considering all of these variances it is best to have a fiscal representative in each of the countries where you intend to be VAT registered. Having such a professional will simplify the process since he or she will know all about what it takes to register for VAT in a particular country, and how to get your VAT number. Start availing of the services of a fiscal representative to make sure that you are complying with all the tax rules in the countries you deal with.
VAT number requests?
Do you represent an American company and have any kind of request related to a VAT number in EU? Fill out the form at 'Information Request'. Within 8 working hours you get response from VACUE.