VIES Vat Number Validation In SAPSAP Integrated VAT Number Validation
VIES is an electronic service set up by the EU Commission to enable the validation of VAT numbers for companies in the European Union with cross-border transactions of goods or services.
What Is VIES And How It Works
With the introduction of the single market on the 1st of January 1993, fiscal customs-based controls at internal frontiers were abolished and a new VAT control system was put in place for intra-community trade. The most significant benefit of this was the reduction of the administrative burden on companies; with the elimination of some 60 million customs documents per annum.
Under the new VAT system, intra-community supplies of goods are exempt from VAT in the Member State of despatch when they are made to a taxable person in another Member State who will account for the VAT on arrival. Consequently, any taxable person making such supplies must be able to check quickly and easily that their customers in another Member State are taxable and hold a valid VAT identification number. For that purpose, each tax administration maintains an electronic database containing the VAT registration data of its traders. This information includes the VAT identification number, the trader’s name, and the trader’s address.
HOW CAN S4FN HELP WITH VIES CHECK IN SAP
Automated solution directly in SAP
S4FN provides a SAP solution that is compatible with SAP ECC and S/4HANA which compares your contractor’s data with the VIES database via the VIES web service without the need for certain integration tools.
Automated validation directly in SAP
Supports both SAP ECC and S/4HANA
Single transport includes all objects
All objects are in the registered /S4FN namespace
S4FN SAP VIES checker is installed by a single transport order without any setting in SAP
Connectivity is accomplished with an RFC definition
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