CheckVAT ID®

Validate the VAT ID of your B2B trading partners

Audit-proof VAT ID validation from 99€ per month via our user-friendly web application or by integrating the API into your system.

  • Intuitive web application
  • Query via the API interface
  • For EU27 with 24/7 availability
Use Case

Audit-proof and platform-independent

With the CheckVAT ID® API and web application, you can check individual and multiple VAT ID numbers simultaneously and document the results in an audit-proof manner.

The required data is obtained from Germany’s Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt) and the Federal Ministry of Finance in Austria (BMF).

API query, batch upload, master data check, reporting

Simple or qualified VAT ID check (matching of name and address) for EU27 with 24/7 availability
EU-wide checks from businesses in Germany, Austria and all other EU member states
Audit-proof reporting (records are kept for ten years and data is made available for documentation requirements)
Intuitive browser-based user interface or access via API integration
Single and multiple searches as well as batch search for extensive queries via CSV data upload
Continuously updated database for legally compliant VAT ID verification and matching of master data
Export option for downstream systems
Demand-based billing model

Requirements for checking the VAT registration number

Since 1 January 2020, the specification of the valid VAT identification number (VAT ID number) of the recipient of delivery as part of the EC Sales List (ESL) is an explicit requirement for the tax exemption of intra-Community deliveries (regulated in the Quick Fixes to the EU VAT reform).

The supplier must make sure that the VAT number of the purchaser is correct and is valid at the time of delivery (§ 6a para. 1 no. 4 UStG). In case of non-compliance, the tax exemption is not applicable.

Testimonial AHP
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Lena Schopp, Claudia MeierTeam Dispatching

Using CheckVAT ID, we can quickly check the VAT ID of our European clients and with little effort. The ability to check entire files is a real labour-saver!

AHP Merkle has been developing, designing and manufacturing high-quality hydraulic cylinders in demand worldwide since 1973. In addition to its headquarters in Gottenheim, the family-run company has sales offices in Guissano (Italy), Marinha Grande (Portugal), and in Hong Kong, Shenzen and Suzhou (China). AHP Merkle uses CheckVAT ID to process its trade transactions with European customers.


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