Simple and efficiently validating VAT identification numbers in the VIES database
Why should you use our validation tool?
The Grant Thornton VAT identification number validation tool makes verifying VAT identification numbers of your EU customers extremely convenient. In one simple click you can validate a batch of VAT identification numbers. In addition, you can use the tool to validate the VAT numbers on a regular basis, whilst saving time and resources.
The importance of having a valit vat identification number
Do you supply goods and services to other VAT registered persons in other EU Member States (intra-community supply of goods/services)? If so, you as a supplier are required to validate the VAT identification number provided by your EU customers.
Tax authorities within the EU are very strict. They can deny the 0% VAT rate or reverse charged mechanism in case you do not have a valid VAT number from your customer. In addition, administrative penalties can be imposed in case you do not check the VAT number provided by your customer on a regular basis.