Upwork is unable to verify the VAT number I submitted. This was to be my reply and question to Upwork (but apparently replies are not accepted):
As a resident of the Canary Islands, I submitted my NIE number, which is the tax number for foreigners here. The reason you will not be able to verify it is because, although the Canaries are part of Spain and the EU, they are "not part of Community territory for the purposes of VAT", which is explained here: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/other-taxes/turnover-taxes-canary-islands_en . That means I do not charge VAT for customers outside the Canary Islands.
How will this be handled?
I doubt whether "the community" will be able to solve this issue but would appreciate being pointed in the right direction.
Many thanks in advance,
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I have the same problem and haven't been able to find a link or a solution towards this. Can someone help me? I'm also in the Canary Islands and it's impossible to verify this without your assistance.