EU Country Codes and VAT Numbers

Country (incl code)VAT number formatVAT in local languagesCommentsDate created
Austria* (AT)U12345678
(9 characters)
USt.First character will always be U.07th August 2014
Belgium* (BE)1234567890
(10 characters)
BTW
/ TVA
/ NWSt
If your customer only provides a nine digit VAT number, prefix with a zero to create a ten digit number.07th August 2014
Bulgaria* (BG)123456789
/ 1234567890
(9 or 10 characters)
ДДСJoined the EU on 1 January 2007.07th August 2014
Croatia (HR)12345678901
(11 characters)
PDV07th August 2014
Republic of Cyprus* (CY)12345678X
(9 characters)
ΦΠΑLast character must be a letter.07th August 2014
Czech Republic* (CZ)12345678
/ 123456789
/ 1234567890
(8,9 or 10 characters)
DPHWhere 11, 12 or 13 numbers are quoted, delete the first three as these are a tax code.07th August 2014
Denmark, except the Faroe Islands and Greenland (DK)12345678
(8 characters)
moms07th August 2014
Estonia (EE)123456789
(9 characters)
km07th August 2014
Finland, but excluding the Åland Islands (FI)12345678
(8 characters)
ALV
/ Moms
07th August 2014
France*, (FR)
Incl: Monaco
Excl: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and French Guiana.
12345678901
/ X1234567890
/ 1X1234567890
/ XX123456789
(11 characters)
TVAMay include alphabetical characters (any except O or I) as first or second or first and second characters.07th August 2014
Germany*, except Büsingen and the Isle of Heligoland (DE)123456789
(9 characters)
MwSt.
/ Ust.
Must be the nine digit 'Umsatzsteuer Identifikationsnummer'.07th August 2014
Greece (EL)123456789
(9 characters)
ΦΠΑNote that the code for Greece is EL but tis is not the ISO country code for Greece07th August 2014
Hungary (HU)12345678
(8 characters)
ÁFA07th August 2014
Ireland* (IE)1234567X
/ 1X23456X
/ 1234567XX
(8 or 9 characters)
CBL
/ VAT
Includes one or two alphabetical characters (last, or second and last, or last 2).07th August 2014
Italy, (IT)
Excl: The communes of Livigno, Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano.
12345678901
(11 characters)
IVA07th August 2014
Latvia (LV)12345678901
(11 characters)
PVN07th August 2014
Lithuania (LT)123456789
/ 123456789012
(9 or 12 characters)
PVM07th August 2014
Luxembourg (LU)12345678
(8 characters)
TVA07th August 2014
Malta (MT)12345678
(8 characters)
VAT07th August 2014
Netherlands* (NL)123456789B01
(12 characters)
BTWThe tenth character is always B.07th August 2014
Poland (PL)1234567890
(10 characters)
PTU
/ VAT
07th August 2014
Portugal, (PT)
Incl: the Azores and Madeira
123456789
(9 characters)
IVA07th August 2014
Romania* (RO)12
/ 123
/ 1234
/ 12345
/ 123456
/ 1234567
/ 12345678
/ 123456789
/ 1234567890
(from 2 to 10 characters)
TVAJoined the EU on 1 January 2007.07th August 2014
Slovak Republic (SK)1234567890
(10 characters)
DPH07th August 2014
Slovenia (SI)12345678
(8 characters)
DDV07th August 2014
Spain*, (ES)
Incl: The Balearic Islands
Excl: Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands
X12345678
/ 12345678X
/ X1234567X
(9 characters)
IVAIncludes one or two alphabetical characters (first or last or first and last).07th August 2014
Sweden (SE)123456789012
(12 characters)
Moms07th August 2014
X