BIT Check VATID for Virtuemart

Backend of the plugin
Field for Vat ID entry
Error message invalid ID
Marked invalid ID
Message country mismatch
Country mismatch
Error message validation service unavailable
Variant price modifier:
Salesprice with discount
Sales price: 14,99 €
(Incl. 19% VAT, free shipping)

Version 2.1.6

While the validation of a European VAT ID used to be a built-in option in Virtuemart 1.1, this feature is no longer available since Virtuemart 2.0.
This plugin lets your customers enter a VAT ID and checks its validity. The methods used are based on the original ones included in Virtuemart 1.1, but are enhanced and adapted.


  • javascript based syntactic check of the entered ID and
  • validation of the number using the service of a European server (optional)
  • configurable error messages
  • marking of invalid IDs

Important: This plugin only checks if the entered number is valid. If you would like to offer your products without tax for customers with a valid VAT ID, our plugin  BIT Change Shopper Group for Virtuemart is required additionally. Tip: The package BIT Virtuemart2 EUVAT Package contains both plugins.

Note: This plugin doesn't work with all 3rd party One Page Checkout systems. If you're using one, please contact us before ordering.

  • Version 2.1.6, 06/2024: Adjustments for Joomla!5
  • Version 2.1.5, 10/2023: Adjustments for PHP 8
  • Version 2.1.4, 09/2022: Adjustements for modified output by the EU server; removal of check for british ids
  • Version 2.1.3, 11/2021: First version compatible with Joomla!4; fix for ids from Monaco
  • Version 2.1.2, 04/2020: URL of VIES server changed; selection of user field for VATID more comfortable; minor changes
  • Version 2.1.1, 09/2017: Fix of deprecate notices; refacturing
  • Version 2.1.0, 04/2017: Use of Joomla! Update System
  • Version 2.0.9, 05/2016: Changes for supporting Virtuemart 3.0.16
  • Version 2.0.8, 11/2015: Changes in plugin scope
  • Version 2.0.7, 04/2015: Minor changes
  • Version 2.0.6, 03/2015: Minor Bugfix
  • Version 2.0.5, 02/2015: Minor Bugfix
  • Version 2.0.4, 02/2015: Changes in AJAX handling
  • Version 2.0.3, 01/2015: Option for displaying icons for the validation process
  • Version 2.0.2, 01/2015: Minor changes
  • Version 2.0.1, 12/2014: Changed validation for checking slovaque IDs
  • Version 2.0.0, 11/2014: First version of the plugin compatible with Joomla!3 and Virtuemart3

Supported languages: english, german

System requirements: Joomla 2.5/3/4,5, Virtuemart 2/3/4

Note: This plugin doesn't work with all 3rd party One Page Checkout systems. If you're using one, please contact us before ordering.

Please unpack the zip-file on your local computer. The included installation.pdf contains a description of the setup.

After completed order and payment you'll get:

  • An e-mail containg the download link, a licence key and the invoice. The download link is valid for 12 months, can be used 10 times and always points to the current verison of the extension.
  • Access to the extension and your invoice in your account (if you have registered).
  • Automatic updates via the Joomla! Update System (you have to enter the licence key in the extension)
  • Support for 12 months (by personal mail).