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V.A.T.

Below are some useful VAT tables, more to follow soon. These tables include current and historic VAT rates and expected Country code formats.

V.A.T. rates and dates

Dates Standard rate Reduced rate
From 4th January 2011 20% 5%
From 1st January 2010 17.5% 5%
From 1st December 2008 15% 5%
Since 1997 17.5% 5%

 

EU Country codes

Member State Country
Code
Example format of
VAT number
Number of
characters
Notes
Austria AT U12345678 9 The first character
will always be U
Belgium BE 123456789 9
Bulgaria BG 12345789 or
1234567890
9 or 10
Cyprus CY 12345678X 9 The last character
will always be alpha
Czech Republic CZ 12345678 or
123456789 or
1234567890
8,9 or 10 Where 11,12 or 13
digit number are quoted,
delete the first three
digits as these are
tax codes
Denmark DK 12345678 8
Estonia EE 123456789 9
Finland FI 12345678 8
France FR 12345678901 or
X1123456789 or
1X123456789 or
XX123456789
11 May include an alpha
character(s), either
first, second or first
and second. All alpha
characters except I
and O are valid.
Germany DE 123456789 9
Greece EL 12345678 or
123456789
8 or 9
Hungary HU 12345678 8
Ireland IE 1234567X or
1X34567X
8 Includes one or two
alpha characters,
either last or
second and last
Italy IT 12345678901 11
Latvia LV 12345678901 11
Lithuania LT 123456789 or
123456789012
9 or 12
Luxemburg LU 12345678 8
Malta MT 12345678 8
Netherlands NL 123456789B01 12 The three digit suffix
will always be in the
range B01 to B99
Poland PL 1234567890 10
Portugal PT 123456789 9
Romania RO 12 to
1234567890
2 to 10
Slovenia SI 12345678 8
Slovak Republic SK 1234567890 10
Spain ES X12345678 or
12345678X or
X1234567X
9 Includes one or
two alpha characters,
either first or last,
or first and last
Sweden SE 123456789012 12

Do not include on EC Sales List as they are not part of the EU VAT area

Andorra
The Channel Islands
Gibraltar
Mount Athos
San Marino
Vatican City

 
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