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Format of EU VAT Numbers

EU Country Abbreviation VAT Number Format National Prefix Example Notes
Austria MWST One letter and eight digits AT AT U12345678

The first character is always 'U'

Belgium BYW Nine digits BE BE 123456789  
Cyprus   Eight digits and one letter CY CY 12345678X Last character is always a letter
Czech Republic   Eight digits

or

Nine digits

or

Ten digits

CZ CZ 12345678

or

CZ 123456789

or

CZ 1234567890

Where 11, 12 or 13 digit numbers are quoted, delete the first three digits (as these are a tax code)
Denmark MOMS Eight digits DK DK 12345678  
Estonia   Nine digits EE EE 123456789  
Finland ALV Eight digits FI FI 12345678  
France TVA Eleven digits

or

Ten digits and one letter

or

Nine digits and two letters

FR FR 12345678901

or

FR X2345678901

or


FR 1X345678901

or


FR XX345678901

May include 1 or 2 letters :-

Either FIRST, SECOND or FIRST & SECOND.

All letters except O and I are valid.

Germany MWST Nine digits DE DE 123456789 Must be the 9 digit 'Umsatzsteur Identifikationnummer' (Ust ID Nr.)
Greece ΦΠΑ Nine digits EL EL 012345678 Prefix any 8 digit number with zero
Hungary   Eight digits HU HU 12345678  
Ireland VAT Seven digits and one letter

or

Six digits and two letters

IE
IE 1234567X

or


IE 1X34567X

Includes 1 or 2 letters :-

Either LAST or SECOND & LAST

 

Italy IVA Eleven digits IT IT 12345678901  
Latvia   Eleven digits LV LV 12345678901  
Lithuania   Nine digits

or

Twelve digits

LT LT 123456789

or

LT 123456789012

 
Luxembourg TVA Eight digits LU LU 12345678  
Malta   Eight digits MT MT 12345678  
Netherlands BTW Eleven digits and one letter NL NL 123456789B01 Tenth character is always 'B'

The 3 digit suffix is always B01 to B99.

Poland   Ten digits PL PL 1234567890  
Portugal IVA Nine digits PT PT 123456789  
Slovakia   Ten digits SK SK 1234567890  
Slovenia   Eight digits SI SI 12345678  
Spain IVA Eight digits and one letter

or

Seven digits and two letters

ES
ES X12345678

or


12345678X

or


X1234567X

Includes 1 or 2 letters :-

Either FIRST, LAST or FIRST & LAST.

Sweden MOMS Twelve digits SE SE 123456789001

The last 2 characters must be '01'.

UK VAT Nine digits

or

Twelve digits

GB GB 123456789

or

GB 123456789001

Twelve digits if the number represents a sub-company within a group
 
 
 

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