A simple VAT Number checker package for Laravel.

v1.0.2 2024-03-14 08:00 UTC

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About laravel-vatnumber-checker

A small package that allows you to easily retrieve information associated with a VAT number. Verification of validity, company name, and address of the company is only one api call away.

How to use laravel-vatnumber-checker


You can install the package via composer:

composer require burtds/laravel-vatnumber-checker

Afterwords, you're able to fetch your desired information.


This packages uses an API provided by the European Commission called "VIES".

We'll need to import the Facade of this package on top of your file.

use Burtds\VatChecker\Facades\VatChecker

Once that is done, you'll be able to use the provide functions. For this example we're using the VAT Number of Vulpo BV.

$validVatNumber = '0749617582' // Vulpo BV's VAT number

// returns a raw response of the European Commission's API
VatChecker::getRawVatInstance('BE', $validVatNumber); 

// returns the validity of a VAT number
VatChecker::isVatValid('BE', $validVatNumber); 

// returns the company name related to the VAT number
VatChecker::getCompanyName('BE', $validVatNumber); 

// returns the company address related to the VAT number
VatChecker::getCompanyAddress('BE', $validVatNumber); 

There is also single parameter support for all methods.

$validVatNumber = 'BE0749617582' // Vulpo BV's VAT number

// returns a raw response of the European Commission's API

// returns the validity of a VAT number


Validation Rule

This package also provides a simple validation rule.

use Burtds\VatChecker\Rules\VatNumber;

$validatedData = $request->validate([
    'vat_number' => ['required', new VatNumber],

This example will pass the validation when the provided vat number is valid. If not, it will return a neat error message.

Testing & Code Formatting

For testing you can run:

composer test

For formatting the code using Laravel Pint you can run:

composer format

Security Vulnerabilities

If you discover a security vulnerability within this package, please send me an e-mail via bert@bert.gent. I'll get back at you as soon as possible.



This package is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.