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The VAT Validation service allows you to check whether a VAT number is valid in any of the EU member states.
Validating VAT numbers can help businesses ensure accurate taxation, improve compliance with regulations, reduce the risk of fraud, and improve operational efficiency. This can also help businesses reduce the risk of fraud by verifying the authenticity of the number and ensuring that it belongs to a legitimate business. This can help protect the business from fraudulent transactions and improve security.
This service not only checks the format and structure but also checks against the official databases if the VAT number is associated with a company.

API Playground

Documentation

validate vat number
POST
https://api.apyhub.com/validate/vat

Request example

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curl --location --request POST 'https://api.apyhub.com/validate/vat' \
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--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
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--header 'apy-token: {{token}}' \
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--data-raw '{
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"vat":"NL862735944B01"
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}'
Method: POST
Content Type: application/json
Request Body
AttributeTypeMandatoryDescription
vatStringYesThe VAT number to be validated
Response
AttributeTypeDescription
dataBooleanA boolean value indicating whether the VAT number is valid or not
Sample Response
Returns a boolean value based on if the VAT number is valid or invalid.
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{
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"data": true
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}

HTTP responses

The method may return one of the following HTTP status codes:
Status CodeDescription
200The request was successful.
401Required authentication information is either missing or not valid for the resource.
400Invalid input
500Potential error that might occur, if any unexpected error occurs while processing the request

Authentication

All requests to ApyHub services need to be authenticated, currently we support tokens or basic authentication mechanisms. You can generate and view your existing credentials from workspace settings (on the left side of the navbar) and go to applications.
Points to note:
  • Credential secrets are generated on the fly and are not stored in plain text, so on generating a credential please save the secrets somewhere safe.
  • Use the apy-token as the header parameter to pass the token.
  • Use the Authorization header to send the basic authentication credentials.

Error codes

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{
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"error": {
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"code": 105,
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"message": "Invalid URL"
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}
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}
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