VAT number check
To ensure that you filled out the correct VAT number (that belongs to your company), we perform a check with the tax authorities. We look up the number in the tax authorities' European database, the VIES.
When the number is indeed correct, your company name or one of your trade names pop up. If this company name matches the company name in your account, we can confirm that the number is correct.
It's also important that the VAT number is activated for cross border transactions. If this is not the case, you can contact the tax authorities to resolve this.
Unknown VAT number
When your VAT number is not found in the tax authorities' data base, this could be because it is new. If you only recently registered your company with the Chamber of Commerce, then you were only recently issued with a VAT number. It is possible that this is the reason the number cannot be found.