What is the difference? 

  • When you register for VAT you may also be assigned a TAX ID in the chosen EU Country

  • TAX ID and VAT ID serve different purposes.

  • VAT ID is proof that a company is registered for VAT and identifies the company for VAT related transactions.

  • TAX ID identifies a company to a country’s revenue department for NON VAT related transactions.

  • In some countries both TAX and VAT ID’s are similar but they serve different purposes.