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validate-vat

0.5.1 • Public • Published

Validate European VAT number

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A very lightweight, tiny lib (no external dependencies) allows you to verify the validity of a VAT number issued by any European Union Member State. This lib is basically calling web service provided by VIES (at http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/checkVatService.wsdl) for VAT number validation.

What is a VAT number?

A value added tax identification number or VAT identification number (VATIN) is an identifier used in many countries, including the countries of the European Union, for value added tax purposes.

Get started

npm install validate-vat

In your code

var validate = require('validate-vat');
validate(countryCode, vatNumber, callback)

Example

var validate = require('validate-vat');
validate( 'xx',  'xxxxxxx',  function(err, validationInfo) {
    console.log(validationInfo);
});
Returns

when valid

{
  countryCode: 'xx',
  vatNumber: 'xxxxxxxxx',
  requestDate: '2013-11-22+01:00',
  valid: true,
  name: 'company name',
  address: 'company address'
}

when invalid

{
  countryCode: 'xx',
  vatNumber: 'xxxxxxxxxx',
  requestDate: '2013-11-22+01:00',
  valid: false,
  name: '---',
  address: '---'
}

possible error messages

  'The provided CountryCode is invalid or the VAT number is empty'
  'The VIES VAT service is unavailable, please try again later'
  'The VAT database of the requested member country is unavailable, please try again later'
  'The request to VAT database of the requested member country has timed out, please try again later'
  'The service cannot process your request, please try again later'
  'Unknown error'

For more details usage, please check test

Change Log

0.5.0

0.4.0

0.3.1

Wrap field parse in a try catch block when it can not parse a soap message. The soap message will be attached to the error object for furthur investigation.

0.3.0 - 05/Dec/2013

Instead of var validate = require('validate-vat').validate , you should call `var validate = require('validate-vat)' This will break your code, so update all the usages if you want to use this version

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 viruschidai@gmail.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

install

npm i validate-vat

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5,864

version

0.5.1

license

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