The Italian Value Added Tax (IT VAT) is a country tax applied to each purchase, its rate is +22%. It is applicable on deliveries to Italy, delivery to EU billed to Italian and Extra-EU subjects, delivery to Extra EU billed to Italian subjects.
IT VAT is charged by our company at the online checkout or with order confirmation.
According to the European Laws we do NOT charge VAT to European companies that provide a valid European VAT number (EU VAT no.).
The EU VAT no. must be provided at the time of order/checkout and it gets verified by VIES System (https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies)
In case your EU VAT no. verification fails, there could be a VIES Server Error or your EU VAT no. is not valid.
In case your EU VAT no. is valid but the verification continue to fails please contact us.
Companies and individuals outside of European Union with delivery outside of EU are NOT subject to IT VAT charge, however customs duties and other taxes may be applied by the destination country and collected by the Courier at the delivery.
The following table clarifies taxable subjects:
|Deliver to||Bill to|
|Individuals||ITA Company||EU Company||Extra EU Company|
|Italy (or store pick up)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Rest of the World||No||Yes||No||No|
In case you have a special VAT reduction or exemption, or you have any doubt, please contact us via e-mail [email protected] or our online chat.
Find information about how sellers will deal with VAT and overseas goods sold directly to customers in the UK from 1 January 2021.
EU VAT identification number structure
Always include your country code in front of your Tax Identification Number otherwise the validation will fail!
Please do not insert any space or special character, use only digits in the format specified below:
|AT-Austria||ATU99999999||1 block of 9 characters|
|BE-Belgium||BE0999999999||1 block of 10 digits|
|1 block of 9 digits or1 block of 10 digits|
|CY-Cyprus||CY99999999L||1 block of 9 characters|
|CZ-Czech Republic||CZ99999999 or
|1 block of either 8, 9 or 10 digits|
|DE-Germany||DE999999999||1 block of 9 digits|
|DK-Denmark||DK99999999||4 blocks of 2 digits|
|EE-Estonia||EE999999999||1 block of 9 digits|
|EL-Greece||EL999999999||1 block of 9 digits|
|ES-Spain||ESX9999999X4||1 block of 9 characters|
|FI-Finland||FI99999999||1 block of 8 digits|
|FR-France||FRXX999999999||1 block of 2 characters, 1 block of 9 digits|
|XI-Northen Ireland||XI999999999 or
|1 block of 3 digits, 1 block of 4 digits and 1 block of 2 digits;
or the above followed by a block of 3 digits;
or 1 block of 5 characters
|HR-Croatia||HR99999999999||1 block of 11 digits|
|HU-Hungary||HU99999999||1 block of 8 digits|
|1 block of 8 characters or 1 block of 9 characters|
|IT-Italy||IT99999999999||1 block of 11 digits|
|1 block of 9 digits, or 1 block of 12 digits|
|LU-Luxembourg||LU99999999||1 block of 8 digits|
|LV-Latvia||LV99999999999||1 block of 11 digits|
|MT-Malta||MT99999999||1 block of 8 digits|
|NL-The Netherlands||NL999999999B998||1 block of 12 characters|
|PL-Poland||PL9999999999||1 block of 10 digits|
|PT-Portugal||PT999999999||1 block of 9 digits|
|RO-Romania||RO999999999||1 block of minimum 2 digits and maximum 10 digits|
|SE-Sweden||SE999999999999||1 block of 12 digits|
|SI-Slovenia||SI99999999||1 block of 8 digits|
|SK-Slovakia||SK9999999999||1 block of 10 digits|
*: Format excludes 2 letter alpha prefix
9: A digit
X: A letter or a digit
S: A letter; a digit; "+" or "*"
L: A letter
1: The 1st position following the prefix is always "U".
2: The first digit following the prefix is always zero ('0').
3: The (new) 10-digit format is the result of adding a leading zero to the (old) 9-digit format.
4: The first and last characters may be alpha or numeric; but they may not both be numeric.
5: Identifies branch traders.
6: Identifies Government Departments.
7: Identifies Health Authorities.
8: The 10th position following the prefix is always "B".
9: All letters are case sensitive. Please follow the exact syntax of the VAT number shown.