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2527975 - VAT Registration Number is Invalid


You are trying to add a Tax Number in the Tax number Facet of an Account but getting the error: `VAT Registration Number is Invalid`.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Customers work centre.
  2. Go to Accounts View and open account XYZ (XYZ Represents Account ID).
  3. Go to Tax Number Facet.
  4. Click on Add.
  5. Fill Tax Country: example IE - Ireland.
  6. VAT Registration Number: 1.
  7. Tax Number: ABC (ABC represents the Tax ID).
  8. Error is being raised: `VAT registration number is invalid`.


The issue occurs because for some countries the validation is not enabled yet, except for the below countries.

  • AR Argentina.
  • AT Austria.
  • AU Australia.
  • BA Bosnia-Herz.
  • BE Belgium.
  • BR Brazil.
  • CA Canada.
  • CH Switzerland.
  • CL Chile.
  • CO Colombia.
  • DK Denmark.
  • DZ Algeria.
  • EG Egypt.
  • ES Spain.
  • FI Finland.
  • FR France.
  • GB United Kingdom.
  • GR Greece.
  • HR Croatia.
  • IL Israel.
  • IN India.
  • IT Italy.
  • KR South Korea.
  • LI Liechtenstein.
  • MA Morocco.
  • MX Mexico.
  • NL Netherlands.
  • NO Norway.
  • NZ New Zealand.
  • PE Peru.
  • PT Portugal.
  • SE Sweden
  • SI Slovenia.
  • VE Venezuela


The issue can solved by following the below steps:

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Implementation Project.
  3. Open Activities list and search in  activities `Countries`.
  4. Select the relevant country example: `Ireland` and go to Tax Attributes.
  5. Un-flag `Tax field check enabled `.
  6. Perform the same for the counties where you have issues.
  7. Save and Close.


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