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
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 data required for this is obtained from the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), the European Commission’s VAT Information Exchange System (VIES) and the Federal Ministry of Finance in Austria (BMF). The CheckVAT ID web application is controlled via an online portal and works independently of platforms and ERP systems.
API query, batch upload, master data check, reporting
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 a complete recapitulative statement (CR) 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.
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.