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The tag ref:vatin=* adds the  VAT identification number of an object (usually the number of the operator found on the receipt you get when you pay something).

The value, usually, is the simple concatenation of the country code and the VAT number.

See the examples below, and see the linked Wikipedia page for more information and the country codes.


  • ref:vatin=IT12345678901 for a business in Italy
  • ref:vatin=DE115055186 for a business in Germany
  • ref:vatin=VE-J123456789 for a business in Venezuela

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