If your store is based in the European Union, Web-store-buddy can now validate VAT registration numbers “in real time“. This makes it possible to avoid charging unnecessary tax to companies in other EU countries. This is how it works:
- If your business is set up to charge VAT, and if you deal with customers from other EU member states, Web-store-buddy will allow those customers to enter their VAT number and organisation name.
- Web-store-buddy will validate the VAT number against the online EU VAT Information Exchange System database (http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vieshome.do).
- Provided it is a valid number, sales tax will not be charged.