New VAT identification number from 1 January 2020 (Companies eenmanszaak)

Dear customers

From the 1st of January 2020 the new VAT identification number will come into force

All sole proprietorships (eenmanszaak) will receive a letter from the tax authorities with a new VAT identification number.
Then, starting January 1, 2020, a new VAT identification number will be used. This new VAT identification number must be communicated to all your commercial customers, suppliers
Regular, Accounting, etc and must be replacement on all invoices, websites, briefpapier from 1 January 2020. Your number beginning with letters NL must be replaced by the new VAT identification number.

Also the new VAT identification number will be called: BTW-ID. The change occurs so that there is more privacy where your citizen service number (BSN nummer) is no longer included in the new VAT identification number.

The new VAT identification number looks like this: 9-digit NL country code, the letter ‘B’ and a 2-digit check digit. The 9 digits no longer have anything to do with your Citizen Service Number (BSN).
This is an example of the new VAT identification number: NL000099998B57.

In addition to the BTW-ID, you will receive a VAT number (OB nummer) which will be called the VAT tax number. This number will be used when communicating with the tax authorities. For example, if you write us a letter or call the Tax Information Line.

The sales tax number looks like this: your social security number with addition B01.
This is an example of the sales tax number (OB NUMMER): 111234567B01.

For more information, you can consult the following link:

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