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Public-images-osm logo.svg ref:vatin
Osm element key.svg
for the VAT identification number Edit or translate this description.
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Status: in use


ref:vatin is a tag to add the  VAT identification number of an object (usually the number of the operator found on the receipt you get when you pay something). The usual syntax is <country-code><VAT-number>. See the linked wikipedia page for more information and the codes.


  • ref:vatin=IT12345678901 for a business in Italy
  • ref:vatin=DE115055186 for a business in Germany

Useful combinations

You can attach this key to every business, usually it refers to the operator of the place. Some examples:

Shops and businesses


Eating and Drinking


See also