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.
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.
Proof that your VAT number is correct
To prove that your VAT number is in fact correct, it would be best you send us a copy of the letter in which the tax authorities inform you of your VAT number. You usually receive this letter shortly after registering your company with the Chamber of Commerce. You can send the copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.