EU Country Codes and VAT Numbers

Country (incl code) VAT number format VAT in local languages Comments Date 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) ДДС Joined the EU on 1 January 2007. 07th August 2014
Croatia (HR) 12345678901 (11 characters) PDV 07th August 2014
Republic of Cyprus* (CY) 12345678X (9 characters) ΦΠΑ Last character must be a letter. 07th August 2014
Czech Republic* (CZ) 12345678 / 123456789 / 1234567890 (8,9 or 10 characters) DPH Where 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) moms 07th August 2014
Estonia (EE) 123456789 (9 characters) km 07th 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) TVA May 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) ΦΠΑ Note that the code for Greece is EL but tis is not the ISO country code for Greece 07th August 2014
Hungary (HU) 12345678 (8 characters) ÁFA 07th 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) IVA 07th August 2014
Latvia (LV) 12345678901 (11 characters) PVN 07th August 2014
Lithuania (LT) 123456789 / 123456789012 (9 or 12 characters) PVM 07th August 2014
Luxembourg (LU) 12345678 (8 characters) TVA 07th August 2014
Malta (MT) 12345678 (8 characters) VAT 07th August 2014
Netherlands* (NL) 123456789B01 (12 characters) BTW The 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) IVA 07th August 2014
Romania* (RO) 12 / 123 / 1234 / 12345 / 123456 / 1234567 / 12345678 / 123456789 / 1234567890 (from 2 to 10 characters) TVA Joined the EU on 1 January 2007. 07th August 2014
Slovak Republic (SK) 1234567890 (10 characters) DPH 07th August 2014
Slovenia (SI) 12345678 (8 characters) DDV 07th August 2014
Spain*, (ES) Incl: The Balearic Islands Excl: Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands X12345678 / 12345678X / X1234567X (9 characters) IVA Includes one or two alphabetical characters (first or last or first and last). 07th August 2014
Sweden (SE) 123456789012 (12 characters) Moms 07th August 2014

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