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Competent national authorities for VAT
Links to national Ministries of Finance and /or Tax Administrations
Detailed guides on certain VAT topics (Vademecums)
EU country specific information on certain VAT topics
Only tax administrations can issue VAT identification numbers
The EU Commission has been made aware that companies in different EU countries have been receiving proposals offering to obtain a valid VAT identification number against an advance payment. These proposals have the appearance of an official EU document.
The EU Commission would like to remind everyone that only tax administrations have the right to issue a VAT number. If you are suspicious of unsolicited messages concerning obtaining a VAT number you are advised to check with the tax administration concerned.
Information on registration for VAT purposes is available in the "Vademecum on VAT obligations" for all EU countries.