Invalid intra community VAT numbers penalized

Belgian companies can realize intra community deliveries of goods and services without charging VAT to their clients. This situation only applies if the client has a valid VAT number.

Befor making sales and invoicing your clients we recommend you to regularly verify their VAT number on the website of the European Union.

When later on it appears that your client did not have a valid VAT number at the moment of delivery, the Belgian tax authorities will still charge the VAT due to your company.

In orde to avoid problems or discussions afterwards, PANIS highly recommends that you check the validity of your customer's VAT number on the following website:

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/?locale=en