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VAT Checker: Check if a European VAT number is valid

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Name: Benjamin Boigienman <contact>
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This class can check whether an VAT (Value Added Tax) number is valid according to rules of each European country.

The class loads VAT number structure using regular expressions for each European country defined in a separate XML file.

If the given VAT number structure is correct, the class checks the VIES site (VAT Information Exchange System) to verify whether the VAT number is valid.

The class can present error messages in either English are French. Support for more idioms can add easily updating the error XML file.

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Name: VAT Checker
Base name: vatchecker
Description: Check if a European VAT number is valid
Version: 1.0.0
PHP version: -
License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
All time users: 2187 users
All time rank: 1745
Week users: 1 user
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PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
May 2005
Number 6
VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax that European companies have to charge when they sell products or services to clients in Europe.

When possible clients have to provide their VAT number to associate to the transactions about the products or services that they purchase from the European companies.

To avoid later problems it is important that the supplied VAT numbers are correct.

This class provides a solution to automatically validate VAT numbers, thus reducing the chances of any eventual problems.

Manuel Lemos

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File Role Description
Accessible without login Plain text file data_vat.xml Data Data file
Accessible without login Plain text file error_vat.xml Data Error file
Plain text file vatchecker_class.php Class Class
Accessible without login Plain text file vat_test.php Example Test

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