VAT number is invalid
Thread poster: Sara Lurago

Sara Lurago  Identity Verified
Italy
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May 24, 2011

Good morning to everybody, I am trying to buy Trados, but when I arrive to place the order and I record my VAT number it appears: "VAT number is invalid"...
Can you help me?
Thank you very much.
SARA


 

Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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Country code? May 24, 2011

Hello Sara,

perhaps, silly question, but have you entered your Country code? In your case ITxxxxxx. I presume your VAT is registered in the VIES...?

Giuliana


 

Sara Lurago  Identity Verified
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thanks May 24, 2011

No, what is VIES? What can I do to register on it?

 

Jørgen Madsen  Identity Verified
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VIES May 24, 2011

VIES is a useful tool to check the client's VAT number. I use it every time I get a new client to check the VAT number which I am required to write on my invoices. I hereby recommend this! If you're registered correctly as a company with the proper authorities, your VAT number should check out in VIES. Sometimes it only says that it's a valid number, and sometimes it gives the full details on the company in question. It depends on what is registered originally. The address is: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vieshome.do

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[Edited at 2011-05-24 06:40 GMT]


 

Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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EU business May 24, 2011

Hi,

you can check online. If I recall correctly, VAT nos active before Jan 1st 2010 were included automatically and are listed. Simply enter your VAT no with your Country code.


If your VAT is not listed, ask your tax advisor.

Giuliana


 

Sara Lurago  Identity Verified
Italy
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EU Business May 24, 2011

I tried to enter ITxxx but it doesn't run... I have the VAT number since 2005

 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
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VIES May 24, 2011

In Spain you have to go to the Tax Office in person to register your tax number on VIES and then it takes 1-2 months to appear on the VIES website.
Italy may have a different procedure, however.


 

Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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Contact your tax authority May 24, 2011

and register for EU VAT ID. This should be free of charge and the number itself remains the same with the prefix IT.

Your EU VAT ID appears than in VIES database and you will be able to invoice customers in other EU countries without charging VAT. When buying Trados, your ID should be recognized correctly.

Regards

A.


 

Jørgen Madsen  Identity Verified
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Do not enter the country code May 24, 2011

Sara Lurago wrote:

I tried to enter ITxxx but it doesn't run... I have the VAT number since 2005


First choose your country, then enter your VAT No. without the country code (IT).
The country code is added automatically when you enter your country.

[Edited at 2011-05-24 08:22 GMT]


 

mmllmm
Local time: 09:08
Vies VAT Validation Nov 5, 2011

I found a website ( http://vatnumber.info/ ) where you can verify several VAT numbers at once.
direct link: http://vatnumber.info/en/vies_mass_vat_numbers_validation.html
List of VAT numbers you can copy from a text file, ods or xls and paste into the VIES form. For many it can be very helpful.


 


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