VIES registration: EU VAT registration for your Spanish company to allow intracommunitary VAT exemption
If you have a Spanish company (with a Spanish tax ID), we can apply for a European VAT number (VIES) for you, as long as you fulfill the requirements.
Using the VIES database, an approved company can find out immediately whether an invoice must include VAT or not by looking up the VAT number of the company they are doing business with. Each EU member tax office maintains an electronic database that sends the information to the central VIES database. The database has two main objectives:
I have a Spanish company with a CIF. My advisor told me that it's valid, but the European VAT registry website says that it's an invalid VAT number. Why?
Who must have a Tax Identification Number (NIF) and a VAT Number?
What is the difference between the Tax Identification Number (NIF) and VAT Number?
How is the VAT Intracommunitary Number requested?
I plan to sell online in Spain. Do I charge Spanish VAT tax?
I operate a shoe company in the USA. We are starting to manufacture our shoes in Spain. Will the VAT automatically be deducted by the Spanish shoe factory, since we are not located in a country that uses the VAT system?
We are a Swiss company and we are going to open a call center in Barcelona to serve our European (non-Spanish) clients. Do we need to register for VAT in Spain?
We are a UK company that provides onsite computer server support. We have been asked to undertake this role in Spain. Since we are required to charge VAT locally, we will require an VAT number, right?
My French company is selling in Spain. Can we avoid having our Spanish clients pay VAT tax?