Value Added Tax (VAT) Information & FAQ

Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST)

If you reside in a country that charges a value-added tax on services provided, Liquid Web will require a VAT Number that states that you are tax exempt. Without this exemption in place, it is our duty to comply with tax codes around the world. Customers that sell “Business to Business” should be tax exempt, providing your VAT number will ensure that you are not charged additional tax.

If you have any questions about entering your VAT number, please call us at 1-800-580-4985 (toll free) or 1-517-322-0434 (international). You may also start a ticket with us from your manage.liquidweb.com account or by emailing billing@liquidweb.com. Questions about specific taxes will need to be answered by your own tax advisor.

If you can not provide/or we can not verify a VAT or GST tax number you will be charged taxes as required by your country’s tax code.

Once you log into your manage.liquidweb.com portal, you will see a pop up box that will ask you to enter your VAT or GST tax number. If you dismiss the box, you may also set your tax status from your manage.liquidweb.com account.

To do so, go to the Account tab on the left side.

Then Edit the Address & Tax Status section.

If you are Tax exempt because of VAT, 501c status, government entity, or church status, please check the Tax Exempt box.

When checked, additional fields will appear. Enter the ID that was provided to your organization here as well as the reason for the Exemption.

If your address is outside of the United States and your country requires VAT, you will see the following box and can enter your Registration Number.

Please review the table below to see the format expected for VAT numbers from different countries.

VAT & GST Identification Number Examples by Country

We have reviewed a list of common errors and possible solutions to help aid you when entering your VAT or GST. If you are noticing issues with validation, please check the list below for formatting examples.

CountryExample
AlbaniaA23456789B
Please remove any spaces.
AustraliaABN1234567890
Please remove any spaces.
AustriaATU12345678
Please remove any spaces.
BelgiumBE123456789 or
BE1234567890
Please remove any decimals or spaces.
BulgariaBG123456789 or
BG1234567890
Please remove any spaces.
CroatiaHR12345678910
Cyprus12345678X
Czech RepublicCZ12345678 or
CZ123456789 or
CZ1234567890
DenmarkDK12345678
EstoniaEE123456789
FinlandFI12345678
FranceFR12345678901 or
FRAA123456789
GermanyDE123456789
GhanaC123XXXXXXX
GreeceEL123456789
HungaryHU12345678 or
12345678
Only the first 8 numbers are required.
Please remove any spaces or dashes.
IcelandVSK123456 or
12345
Please remove any spaces.
Please add “VSK” to beginning of number.
India06AAACQ4267G1ZH
2 Digit State Code + 13 Character Alphanumeric PAN + 3 Random Alphanumeric Characters
IrelandIEAA12345AA
IE + a number + a number or letter + 4 or 5 digits + a number or letter + a letter
Please remove any spaces.
Israel 123456789
Please remove any spaces.
Italy IT12345678901
Please remove any spaces.
Latvia LV12345678901
Please remove any spaces.
Lithuania LT123456789 or
LT123456789012
Please remove any spaces.
MaltaMT12345678
Please remove any spaces.
NetherlandsNL123456789B01
Please remove any spaces.
New ZealandNZ12345678 or
NZ123456789
Please remove any spaces.
NorwayNO123456789
Please remove any spaces.
PolandPL1234567890 or
1234567890
Please remove any spaces.
PortugalPT512345678
Please remove any spaces or dashes.
RomaniaRO1234567890 (the number of digits may vary)
Please remove any spaces.
RussiaRU1234567890
Please remove any spaces.
SlovakiaSK0123456789
Please remove any spaces.
SloveniaSI12345678
Please remove any spaces.
South Africa4220122222
Please remove any spaces.
SpainES1234567A or
ES12345678A or
ESA12345678
Please remove any spaces or dashes.
SwedenSE123456789012
Please remove any spaces.
SwitzerlandCHE123456789 or
CH123456
Please remove any spaces, decimals, or dashes.
United KingdomGB999999999
Please remove any spaces or decimals.

If you have any questions about this, please contact our Billing Team at billing@liquidweb.com.

Contact your Tax Authority — Charge Corrections

EU Countries:

Please be advised that Liquid Web is registered for EU VAT under the Electronically Supplied Services (ESS) simplified VAT registration regime. For additional information regarding the simplified VAT registration regime, please visit HM Revenue & Customs VAT on e-Services.

Australia:

If you are a business customer and registered for Australian GST, you may be entitled to recover the GST paid on services through the Business Activity Statement process. More information regarding the recovery of GST can be found via the following link: Creditable Acquisitions.

Russia:

All VAT collected from Russian customers will be paid to the Russian tax authorities. For additional information on this registration regime, please visit the Russian Tax Authorities’ website: http://lkio.gnivc.ru/en (English) or http://lkio.gnivc.ru/ru (Russian).

Norway:

Additional information regarding the collection of VAT in Norway can be found here:

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About the Author: Dan Pock

Dan Pock does Technical Writing & Marketing at Liquid Web with a background in System Administration, Public Relations, and Customer Service.

His favorite things include: his cats, Oscar Boots and Dash Nouget; experimenting with PHP; and making up recipes (or at least attempting to). You can find his coding hijinks on GitHub, where he shares most of his projects and open source work.

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