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VAT information

VAT on NASC orders

  • UK customers

    VAT will be charged at the current rate of VAT 20%.
    No VAT number is needed, and you will not be prompted to enter a VAT number during the ordering process.

  • Non-UK, Non-EC customers

    VAT is "zero rated". No VAT number is needed, and you will not be prompted to enter a VAT number.

  • EC customers

    VAT is "zero rated" on orders provided a correct VAT number is supplied. You will be prompted for a valid VAT number during the ordering process. This VAT number will be remembered along with your other details and will be used for any future orders that you place.

    In nearly every case EC customers will have a valid VAT number, and can enter it when prompted to do so during the ordering process. It is extremely rare for an EC customer not to require a VAT number. However, if you have consulted your finance department and are sure that this is the case, then please contact us to arrange VAT payment on your order.

Validation and format of VAT numbers in the EC

VAT numbers are validated automatically when entered by a customer. They are validated using the following EU site: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/. If you are not sure that your VAT number is valid and wish to test a VAT number before entering it on our site, please use this link.

All EC VAT numbers must begin with the two letter country code of the country that assigned them. The rest of the VAT number also has a set format, which depends on the country. These formats are described in detail here: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/faqvies.do#item11.

If you still are having trouble entering you VAT number when prompted to do so on the NASC website, please read the FAQ listed on http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/faqvies.do before contacting us.