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Allocation of the sales tax identification number

Due to the current situation, we would like to point out that we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries regarding the allocation of a sales tax identification number (VAT ID number) in accordance with § 27a UStG. According to § 27a Abs. 1 Satz 4 UStG, the allocation of the VAT ID number is only carried out upon written application.

The application must contain the following information:

• name and address of the applicant,
• Tax office where the company is managed,
• Tax number under which the company is operated.

The application can be made using the contact form on the subject "Allocation of the VAT ID number". Please also include your telephone and fax number in the form to speed up the clarification of any queries.

The prerequisite for successful processing of the application is that you as an entrepreneur are registered with your local tax office and that this data has already been transferred to the BZSt.

The application will be processed, as a rule, within 48 hours.

If you have any questions regarding the allocation of the VAT ID number, please also use our contact form.