Schmidt & Schmidt provides the service of verification of tax and excise ID numbers of European companies, as well as the registration numbers of economic entities in Europe, based on the EU customs database.

Tax ID verification is important for negotiating foreign trade agreements with European business partners, carrying out customs procedures, avoiding problems with VAT refunds and production with counterfeit excise stamps.

Verification of tax ID of European companies

Tax ID number is assigned to economic entities by the tax authorities of the EU member states. The number confirms an entity as a tax payer. Here is a sample of a tax ID number:


Verification of VAT number of European companies

VAT number is needed for payment and refunds of VAT within the European Union. It is obligatory for the European VAT payers to state this number in their bills and invoices. Here is a sample of a VAT number:


Letters indicate the country of registration, and the rest is the registration No. of a company that contains, depending on a country, 8 to 12 numbers.

Verification of excise numbers

Excise number is a proof of access to production that is subject to excise payment in the EU. It is a combination of two letters (that indicate the country of registration) and 13 numbers.

Verification of registration numbers

Registration number of Authorised Economic Operators is an all-European identification of foreign trade actors. It is necessary for carrying out customs procedures, and it is assigned by customs authorities of the EU countries. This number consists of two letters two letters (that indicate the country of registration) and up to 17 numbers.


We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the European countries and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Verification of one number from 5,95 from 5,00

Do you have any questions about the offer? Contact us and arrange a free of charge consultation!

In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.

Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

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Electronic extract

Within 24 hours after payment you will receive an email containing an electronic extract in PDF

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Proper invoicing

You will receive all closing documents required for VAT accounting, such as invoices and certificates of completion.