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Wikidata:Property proposal/VAT identification number

VAT identification numberEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

RepresentsVAT identification number (Q2319042)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domaincompany (Q783794)
Allowed values[A-Z][A-Z]([A-Z0-9]){2,13}
Example 1Ecosia (Q1282139) → DE273999090
Example 2London Stock Exchange Group (Q5573225) → GB524922449
Example 3AstraZeneca (Q731938) → GB582323642
Example 4Emmanuel Delicata (Q1338214) → MTC2829373
Format and edit filter validation4-15 (first 2 are always letters representing the country) character number can likely be validated with edit filter
Planned useSame as IRS Employer Identification Number (P1297)
Number of IDs in sourceCan be a few. You'll likely want to specify (as qualifier) a given country using country (P17). For example, a lot of international companies have VAT-IDs for their Irish subsidiaries.
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
See alsoIRS Employer Identification Number (P1297)


It's another one of those: I'm surprised this wasn't already a thing- things. Just kind of makes sense for having this info. –MJLTalk 21:06, 5 September 2019 (UTC)


@MJL: EU VAT number (P3608) exists, though not all your examples work there.--GZWDer (talk) 11:04, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
@GZWDer: I just added aliases to it, so it's easier to find. I'm generally not the most familiar with Wikidata processes, so is having a discussion this discussion still worth having? –MJLTalk 18:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: if you are satisfied with EU VAT number (P3608) then we can indeed close this discussion as withdrawn (which I am doing now). Feel free to reopen if I misunderstood your intention. − Pintoch (talk) 12:44, 10 September 2019 (UTC)