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Apply for a sales tax identification number

You would like to know where and how you can apply for a VAT identification number for your company.

If you wish to supply or purchase goods or provide or receive services within the EU, you will need a VAT identification number in addition to your tax number. The Federal Central Tax Office issues this number on application to companies that are registered for VAT in Germany.


Eligible to apply are

  • entrepreneurs within the meaning of Section 2 of the Value Added Tax Act
  • legal persons who are not entrepreneurs or who do not acquire the goods for their company if they require the VAT identification number for intra-Community acquisitions.