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Re: VAT number not approved

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Antonia P Member Since: Jan 10, 2016
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I would like to ask why this is happpening. I've checked if my tax number here in Greece is valid and it is valid. Still my vat number is not approved. I am married and that means that my husband and I submit one tax declaration. Do I have to submit my husband's vat number instead of mine?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Antonia,

 

Please make sure that VAT number is in the format provided by the VIES website here. Please go to the VIES validation tool here to confirm whether you have a VAT number in the format that Upwork can validate. You should be able to submit your own VAT number.

~ Valeria
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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Antonia P wrote:

I would like to ask why this is happpening. I've checked if my tax number here in Greece is valid and it is valid. Still my vat number is not approved. I am married and that means that my husband and I submit one tax declaration. Do I have to submit my husband's vat number instead of mine?


Antonia,

 

You're confusing your tax no. and your VAT ID. 

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John V Member Since: Dec 18, 2015
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Joachim, in Greece the VAT ID is the same as the Tax ID (AFM, arithmos forologikou mitroou)

Antonia, assuming you have initiated a sole-proprietorship (εναρξη επαγγελματος) with your VAT ID, you also need to be registered with VIES (ενδοκοινοτικες).
Ask your accountant if that's the case.

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
5 of 27

John,

 

Thanks, learnt something new again. Here in Germany the two are kept separate.

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Christos C Member Since: Aug 26, 2017
6 of 27

I am having the same issue. My VAT is not getting approved while it's being correctly stated.
Any help?

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Ryan C Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
7 of 27

Hello Christos

 

Please make sure that the format of your VAT number is in the format provided by the VIES website. You can validate your VAT number format here.


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Christos C Member Since: Aug 26, 2017
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It is.
And although it is correct, is says that it is invalid in the VIES website as well.
I contacted my local accounting service and they said that it correct and functions normally.

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Ryan C Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
9 of 27

Hello Christos,

 

We have escalated your concern and one of our team members will reach out to you shortly.


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Marianna S Member Since: Sep 4, 2017
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Ugh, I have the same problem. I've checked my VAT number and it's correct and should work but it doesn't. Says not approved.

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