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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.

CPA Books 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 CPA Books interface.

Configuration #

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 Odoo 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, CPA Books runs a VIES VAT number check, and displays an error message if the VAT number is invalid.

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