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What do I do if I receive an error message saying the Tax ID I supplied is invalid?

If you received an error message, you may have entered your VAT Identification Number in an incorrect format. Consult the table below to see the correct format to use for your member state.  

Member state Country code Example of format Number of characters
Austria AT U12345678 9
Belgium BE 123456789 10
Cyprus CY 12345678X 9
Czech Republic CZ 12345678, 123456789, or 1234567890  8, 9, or 10
Denmark DK 12345678 8
Finland FI 12345678 8
France FR 12345678901, X1234567890, 1X123456789, or XX123456789 11
Germany DE 123456789 9
Greece EL 12345678 9
Hungary HU 12345678 8
Ireland IE 1234567X or 1X23456X 8
Italy IT 12345678901 11
Luxembourg LU 12345678 8
Malta MT 12345678 8
Netherlands NL 123456789B01 12
Poland PL 1234567890 10
Portugal PT 123456789 9
Spain ES X12345678, 12345678X, or X1234567X 9
Sweden SE 123456789001 12