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Difference between Value Added Tax (VAT) Identification Number and Tax ID?

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ianizman
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29 Feb 12 05:36:10 pm
i wanted to know whether these two taxes are just the same or it is two different entities. If it is different can you explain them?

Usually some suppliers require Tax ID so can I use my VAT ID?

Thanks for the help!

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richellemonfort
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1 Mar 12 12:06:37 am
Hi Ian,

Both are the same, but the name varies depending on where you are located. In the US it is often referred to as tax ID, resellers ID, sales tax ID while in the UK and most of the Asian countries it is referred to a VAT ID. In Australia and New Zealand it is called an ABN or GST registration.

So yes, if the supplier requires you to present your tax ID you can provide them your VAT ID details.

Hope this helps :)


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ianizman
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1 Mar 12 06:10:52 am
thank you very much richelle for your helpful info!
wish me luck, okay!

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richellemonfort
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2 Mar 12 01:20:29 am
You're quite welcome, Ian :)

I am always happy to be of help to you and all our members.

All the best!


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