Validate VAT endpoint
Check whether the submitted VAT number is valid and, if it is, returns company details registered country, name, address, etc.
Calculate VAT endpoint
Determines VAT-compliant prices for a given value, country, purchase type, and more.
VAT Categories endpoint
Returns the latest VAT rates for a specific country.
The VAT Validation API, like all of Abstract’s APIs, is organized around REST. It is designed to use predictable, resource-oriented URL’s and to use HTTP status codes to indicate errors.
The VAT Validation API requires all communications to be secured TLS 1.2 or greater.
All of Abstract’s API are versioned. The VAT Validation API is currently on Version 1.
Your API Key
Your API key is your unique authentication key to be used to access Abstract’s VAT Validation API. Note that each of Abstract’s API has a unique API key, so you will need different keys to access the VAT Validation and Email Validation APIs, for example. To authenticate your requests, you will need to append your API key to the base URL.
Code samples and libraries
Please see the top of this page for code samples for these languages and more. If we’re missing a code sample, or if you’d like to contribute a code sample or library in exchange for free credits, email us at: email@example.com
Response and error codes
Whenever you make a request that fails for some reason, an error is returned also in the JSON format. The errors include an error code and description, which you can find in detail below.
|Everything worked as expected.
|The request was unacceptable. Typically due to the API key missing or incorrect.
|The request was aborted due to insufficient API credits. (Free plans)
|Too many requests
|The request was aborted due to the number of allowed requests per second being reached. This happens on free plans as requests are limited to 1 per second.
|Internal server error
|The request could not be completed due to an error on the server side.
|The server was unavailable.
Below are the list of countries supported by the VAT endpoints