Can't find our VAT code in the Community Intrastat database? See why.

The CIF code that you can find in the invoice stands for "Código de identificación fiscal" for companies based in Spain. It is an identifier code for value added tax purposes, which is the VAT number for most of English-speaking countries.
Our company is based in the Canary Islands (Spain), which are among the outermost regions of the European Union and are outside of the European Union Value Added Tax Area: this is the reason why our CIF number does not appear in EU Intrastat database.

You can find attached a document (and the link to it) explaining this matter, which is also available online.

(http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/vat-customs/cross-border/index_en.htm)

 

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