I am a small micro, not registered for VAT. I have just had an email from DHL asking for my VAT number for an order from UK.
I have replied explaining I don’t have a VAT number but they have come back saying …
If this import is for professional use, to clear the shipment we need your VAT number valid.
Please contact your Tax office to obtain your French VAT number.
This number is requested for all professional (company, auto entrepreneur, micro entrepreneur…).
NB:The owner of the VAT number may contact the competent authorities for correction or clarification:
Numéro de TVA intracommunautaire | entreprendre.service-public.fr
Do I really need a VAT number ?
When I go into the link there is an option that says " How to request your intra-community VAT Number" but I am a little confused whether I am “A company liable for VAT” or “Company not liable for VAT”
I am having a thick day and am a little worried about doing the wrong thing ?
BTW I have already paid the VAT on the order.