vatman is a library for checking VAT numbers against the Europa webservice. This is the ONLY way to check if a VAT number is genuine and in use.
vat_number = Vatman::Check.new('GB', 802925148)
vat_number.valid? => true vat_number.name => 'MONOCHROME LIMITED' vat_number.address => 'SUITE K\nTHE PAVILLIONS\n1 WESTERN ROAD\nEPSOM\nSURREY\nKT17 1JG'
gem install vatman
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. This is important so I don’t break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.