The system doesn't recognize my legal VAT number.
I need to solve it asap to buy a license.
I have the same problem! Please answer asap. Furthermore the system doesn't recognize my business email address and I am not able to send an email to you. My business eMail includes a "group" in the name and that's the problem.
We use the VIES website to validate these numbers (http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/) so you will need to make sure your number validates there to work on our site. They have an FAQ page to deal any problems. The most common issue though is that you need a space between the country code for the number to verify.
Same Problem Here. I just get:
We can't check your VAT number at the moment
Hi, i had the same problem. The solution is the following: I live in Austra and my ID is ATU69678707 - the box tell u that it is a invalid code. U have to make i distance AT U69678707 -> an it works.
If you are having trouble with a VAT number please contact us before you buy. We cannot refund VAT after the payment has been taken. We can put your code on your account though so future payments do not have VAT so feel free to get in touch if you want us to do that.
Thomas is correct here though that 9 times out of 10 the issue is that the code needs to be exactly as it is seen on VIES and that includes the space between the country code and the rest of the number. Copy and paste once validates on the website and it should work every time
I have problem with the VAT number, our VAT number company do not appear in the VIES site. Please con you send me a email to be in contact with you to try to solve this problem.
Here is what it says on the FAQ page of the VIES website.
Q12 : What do I have to do if my own VAT number appears as invalid?
The Commission´s web site is a real-time system which checks the validity of VAT identification numbers against the databases maintained by Member States.
If your VAT number appears as invalid, you should take this matter up with your own tax administration.
I found a solution
My Austrian VAT Number wasn't allowed first, so I checked online with the Tool:
After finding my company there I found out, that a space between AT and Uxxxxxxx was necessary
The easiest way is looking up your company and copy pasting the VAT to the form