What is VAT Number?
What is the Importance of VAT Numbers?
How to Secure a VAT Number
If you’re based outside of VAT-system countries, the process to apply for a VAT number typically involves the following steps:
- Select the country you want to sell to and register via its VAT MOSS
- Provide your bank account and business details
- Input your contact information
- Respond to queries about your VAT history
- Review the information
- Finalize the process
Decoding a VAT Number
Understanding a VAT number isn’t as daunting as it seems. A VAT number can range from 4 to 15 digits. It generally starts with a two-digit country code, which can be numeric or alphabetic (like DE for Germany or IN for India). Following the country code, there will be an additional 2 to 13 digits. You can check out different formats here.
When is a VAT Number Unnecessary?
If your business involves exclusively selling B2B digital products, there’s no need to apply for a VAT number. In B2B sales, you can use the VAT number of the company you’re selling to in order to reclaim VAT via the reverse-charge mechanism.
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