VIES VAT numbers validation

VAT Information Exchange System - abbreviated VIES - is a tool provided by the European Commission that allows you to check the validity of VAT numbers of companies registered in the European Union.

Flectra provides a feature to Verify VAT Numbers when you save a contact. This helps you make sure that your contacts provided you with a valid VAT number without leaving Flectra interface.


To enable this feature, go to Accounting ‣ Configuration ‣ Settings ‣ Taxes, enable the Verify VAT Numbers feature, and click on Save.

Enable "Verify VAT Numbers" in Flectra Accounting

VAT Number validation

Whenever you create or modify a contact, make sure to fill out the Country and VAT fields.

Fill out the contact form with the country and VAT number before clicking on *Save*

When you click on Save, Flectra runs a VIES VAT number check, and displays an error message if the VAT number is invalid.

Flectra displays an error message instead of saving when the VAT number is invalid


This tool checks the VAT number’s validity but does not check the other fields’ validity.