VAT Information

Iceland, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Norway and Switzerland.

All orders to non-EU countries we ship to should not pay VAT (regardless of currency). Your order will be zero-rated at checkout. You may be due to pay VAT in your own country. 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

If your country is listed above and you have and provide a valid VAT number for your business at checkout, your order will be zero-rated from Toolstop.
More information can be found here. Otherwise, you will need to pay the VAT. 

Please use the following formats when entering your VAT number (PLEASE NOTE any LETTERS are CASE SENSITIVE).
You do not need to put your country code at the start of your number.

Austria U12345678 9 characters the first character is always a ‘U’
Belgium 1234567890 10 characters - Prefix with zero ‘0’
if you have a 9 digit VAT number
9 or 10 characters
Czech Republic

or 1234567890

8, 9 or 10 characters.
If more than 10 characters are
provided delete the first 3
Denmark 12345678 8 characters
Estonia 123456789 9 characters
Finland 12345678 8 characters
12345678901, X1234567890, 1X123456789 or XX123456789
11 characters May include alphabetical
characters (any except O or I) as first
or second or first and second characters.
Germany 123456789 9 characters
Greece 123456789 9 characters
Hungary 12345678 8 characters
1234567WA (companies)
1234567FA (individuals)
8 or 9 characters Includes one or
two UPPER CASE alphabetical characters
(last, or second and last, or last 2)
Italy 12345678901 11 characters
Latvia 12345678901 11 characters
9 or 12 characters
Luxembourg 12345678 8 characters
Malta 12345678 8 characters
or 123456789BO2
12 characters. The 10th
character is always B
Poland 1234567890 10 characters
Portugal 123456789 9 characters
Romania 1234567890 10 characters
Slovakia 1234567890 10 characters
Slovenia 12345678 8 characters
or X1234567X
9 characters includes 1 or 2
alphabetical characters
(first or last or first and last)
Sweden 123456789012 12 characters

If you have been charged VAT on your order and live in an EU country (excluding the UK), please contact us. 

Outside working hours, you can email us at or fill in the contact form here.

Or our team can be reached by phone on +44 1698 819 000