Validation Type per Country

Read about the supported countries and the type of validation supported for each one.

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Note

The Tax IDs that are checked are those used for international trade. There may be some Tax IDs that are used for domestic transactions which may not be present in the databases used to validate the IDs. You should only use these validation results for international trade to foreign buyers.

The following table lists the supported countries for Vertex Validator. The categories are as follows:

  • Supported: Tax IDs from this country or region are supported.
  • Validation Type: Validation can be one of 2 types:
    • Syntax: Only the syntax of the ID is checked against the requirement specified by the country or region.
    • Database: The syntax is checked and the Tax ID is checked against the database for that country or region.
Country or RegionSupportedValidation Type
AlbaniaYesSyntax
AustraliaYesDatabase
BahrainYesSyntax
BangladeshNoNo
BelarusYesDatabase
CambodiaYesSyntax
Canada - FederalYesDatabase. See Note 1.
Canada - ManitobaYesSyntax
Canada - SaskatchewanYesSyntax
Canada - British ColumbiaYesSyntax
Canada - QuebecYesDatabase
ChileYesSyntax
ColombiaYesSyntax
EgyptYesDatabase
European Union (EU)YesDatabase. See Note 2.
GeorgiaYesDatabase
IcelandYesSyntax
IndiaYesDatabase
IndonesiaYesSyntax
JapanNoNo
KazakhstanYesSyntax
KenyaYesSyntax
KosovoYesSyntax
MalaysiaYesSyntax
MexicoYesSyntax
MoldovaYesSyntax
New ZealandYesDatabase
NigeriaYesSyntax
NorwayYesDatabase
OmanYesDatabase
RussiaYesSyntax
Saudi ArabiaYesSyntax
SerbiaYesSyntax
SingaporeYesSyntax
South AfricaYesSyntax
South KoreaYesDatabase
SwitzerlandYesDatabase
TaiwanYesSyntax
TanzaniaYesDatabase
ThailandYesDatabase
TurkeyYesSyntax
UAEYesSyntax
UkraineYesDatabase
United KingdomYesDatabase
United States of AmericaNoNo
UruguayNoNo
UzbekistanYesSyntax
VietnamYesSyntax

Notes

  1. Canada supports syntax check and database validation for GST/HST and QST.
  2. European Union (EU) Tax IDs are checked against the VIES database. This means some Tax IDs that are used for domestic transactions may not be present. See VIES VAT Number Validation page from the European Commission for details.