What is a VAT ID?
A VAT ID, or Value Added Tax Identification Number, is a unique identifier assigned to businesses and organizations by tax authorities in many countries. It is used for tracking and administering Value Added Tax (VAT) payments.
VAT is used in numerous countries around the world, including:
- European Union (EU) Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
- Other European Countries: Norway, Switzerland, Iceland
- United Kingdom: After its departure from the EU, the UK implemented its own VAT system
- New Zealand
Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and there may be other countries that also use VAT.