Check a company in the Swiss business register
The Swiss Confederation is split into 26 cantons, each keeping its own business register. VATify.eu verifies company data in the company registry of the Swiss statistics office (UID-Register). Retrieved data is comprised of the tax status of the company, title and address, VAT ID and registration number and the status of the registration number and valid VAT rates.
Collection of additional information (shareholders, signatories) is planned for the future, retrieving it from canton registers.
Even though Switzerland is part of the Schengen Area, it is not part of the EU and data on Swiss companies is not available on VIES. Use VATify.eu to verify Swiss VAT IDs:
When a change with a particular company is noted, a notification with registered changes will be sent to you. Once per week, VATify.eu sends a status report(XLSX file) with all available data on companies you are tracking.
Unique company identifier
Swiss companies are issued with registration numbers (BID) upon formation and registration in the official business register. The swiss VAT ID is based on registration number with an added tag MwST, TVA or IVA, depending on the language used.
VATify.eu checks companies using the swiss VAT number. Here is a list of valid VAT number formats:
|German||CHE-123.456.789 MWST||"CHE-" followed by 3 segments of 3 digits, seperated by ".", ending in "MwST"|
|French||CHE-123.456.789 TVA||"CHE-" followed by 3 segments of 3 digits, seperated by ".", ending in "TVA"|
|Italian||CHE-123.456.789 IVA||"CHE-" followed by 3 segments of 3 digits, seperated by ".", ending in "IVA"|
Download full company register
Do you need access to a full company register?
VATify.eu enables the purchase of full company registers for certain countries, including Switzerland. The data is standardised and is available in TSV or XLSX formats.
The Swiss company register is updated regularly and is available for download. It consists of cca. 1.2 million companies, a sample with 500 companies is available here.
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