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
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and there may be other countries that also use VAT.
If you are a business customer, you may need to provide your VAT ID during the payment process. This information allows the website or the payment processor to apply the correct tax rules to your purchase, particularly if you are located in a country where VAT is applicable. If your country does not impose a Value Added Tax (VAT), you are not required to provide this information and can proceed with the payment without it.Large text.