VIES VAT number validation in SAP

SAP Integrated VAT Number Validation

VIES is an electronic service setup by EU Commision to allow validation of VAT numbers of companies in the European Union for cross border transactions of goods or services.

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What is VIES and how it works

With the introduction of the single market on 1 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 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. Therefore any taxable person making such supplies must be able to check quickly and easily that their customers in another Member State are taxable persons and do hold a valid VAT identification number. For that purpose, inter alia, each tax administration maintains an electronic database containing the VAT registration data of its traders. Such information includes the VAT identification number, the trader's name, the trader's address.

How can S4FN help with VIES Check in SAP

Automated solution directly in SAP

S4FN provides a solution in SAP compatible with SAP ECC and S/4HANA which compares your contractors data with VIES database via VIES webservice without need of certain integration tools.

Automated validation directly in SAP

Supports boths SAP ECC and S/4HANA

Single transport icnludes all objects

All objects are in registered /S4FN namespace

SAP Cockpit to view history of the validations

S4FN SAP VIES checker installed by a single transport order without any setting in SAP

Connectivity is accomplished with an RFC definition

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