Welcome To The VAT Man Site

This site is being built as a repository for information on European Union VAT.

The EU, which currently consists of 28 member states, has common rules to all the member states as for value added tax (VAT) as set forth in EU System Directive, EU Eighth Directive and EU 13th Directive.

If you are implementing a global system dealing with sales or purchases within the EU, you will need to meet the VAT requirements, which have variances, across all 28 Member states. The objective of the site is to provide general information and a reference on the key information required for “static tables” within the system as well certain specific reports. Additionally the site will keep you informed of changes that are coming up that may require changes to your system

It will not tell you what VAT treatment should be used for a for a specific transaction.