The Federal Central Tax Office can confirm the validity of foreign VAT identification numbers (VAT ID number) if you are an entrepreneur or entrepreneur with registered office in Germany and you have a valid VAT ID number. has been allocated. If you are a warehousekeeper within the meaning of the VAT Act, you may be able to check the validity of the German VAT ID. of the outsourcer or its fiscal representative. The Federal Central Tax Office confirms on request: the validity of a VAT ID no. the name, legal form and address of the trader to whom the VAT ID. issued by another Member State; the warehousekeeper: the validity of the German VAT ID. and the name, legal form and address of the outsourcer or his fiscal representative. Simple and qualified confirmation A simple confirmation will inform you whether a foreign VAT ID number. valid at the time of the query in the EU country that issued it. In the event of a qualified confirmation, you can also ask whether the company name information you provide, including legal form, company location, postcode and street, matches the business data registered in the respective EU country. You will only see the result of your information in the form "agrees" or "does not match". You cannot view the company data. Before qualifying confirmation, you must perform a simple confirmation.