“VAT number” is one of the patterns that you can select on the Match panel. Use it to make a field match a value added tax number from one or more European countries.
Each country uses a different format for its VAT numbers. Please select the countries you want to accept VAT numbers from.
VAT numbers normally begin with a two-letter country code. However, people sometimes omit the country code if the country is already specified elsewhere.
People often split VAT numbers into groups of 3 or 4 digits to make them easier to read. E.g. BE 0123.456.789 uses a space to separate the country code from the number, and dots to group the digits.
Type all the extra characters like spaces and dots that you want to allow in the VAT number. If you don't type in any characters, or select "None", only unformatted VAT numbers like BE0123456789 will be accepted.