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skipra
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UpWork won't accept my Dutch VAT number

Hi all,

I am trying to enter my VAT number (I work in The Netherlands) but the system won't accept it. I am sure I am doing it all right - the format, country, name are alright. Do you have any idea how I can cope with this?

 

Here is part of the e-mail I receive:

Common reasons for a declined VAT number include:

  • Invalid format (for info on formatting, click here and see Q11)
  • Country mismatch
  • Name mismatch
  • Expired VAT number

Thanks for your time!

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g_vasilevski
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Hi Marina,

 

Please verify the validity of a VAT number by entering it in the VIES database. Let me know if it verifies in the database but not on Upwork. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Dear Goran,

I just checked - according to the VIES VAT validation this number is valid. It also shows the correct company name and address. 

 

Thank you for taking the time and looking into this.

 

Greetings,

Marina

g_vasilevski
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Hi Marina,

Thank you for the confirmation.
One of our team members will reach out to you directly via ticket and assist you further with this.

~ Goran
Upwork

Hi,

I have the same exact problem as Marina explained above of this conversation. 

I am trying to enter my VAT number (I work in The Netherlands) but the system won't accept it.

Would you like to help me with this?

I checked - according to the VIES VAT validation this number is valid.  

Thank you in advace!

 

Greetings, 

Stojna 

 

Hi Stojna,

 

Our team will also reach out to you via ticket and will assist you further. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Hi Goran,

 

I am also having the exact same problem. I checked on VIES and my VAT is correct with the company name. However, Upwork somehow cannot recognize it. Can you please ask one of your colleagues to contact me in this regard.

Bests,
Junaid

Hi Junaid,

 

A Customer Support Team member has reached out to you through this support ticket to assist you further with your concern.

~ Luiggi
Upwork
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