Switzerland to Enforece New VAT Registration Number, Microsooft Advises to Update Your 'NAV 5.0 /2009 SP1 (and R2)'

Microsoft announced that "Begining Jan'1,2011, Switzerland will enforce a new Tax Number called UID (Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer), replacing old 6-digit VAT Registration Number. During 2011 - 2013 both old and new VAT RN can be used, more information from Swiss authorities on potential changes is expected in Q1'11.Currently in the Swiss version of NAV 5.0 SP1 and […]

Microsoft announced that "Begining Jan'1,2011, Switzerland will enforce a new Tax Number called UID (Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer), replacing old 6-digit VAT Registration Number. During 2011 - 2013 both old and new VAT RN can be used, more information from Swiss authorities on potential changes is expected in Q1'11.

Currently in the Swiss version of NAV 5.0 SP1 and NAV 2009 SP1 (and R2) we store tax number in the VAT Registration field in Company Information and in the UID field in the Payroll module. Keep in mind you'll need to change VAT RN for all your Swiss Customers, Vendors and Contacts," informs Microsoft.

Some information on new tax Numbers:

  • The new number format is CHE 123.456.789 MWST starting with CHE to identify it as Swiss number, followed by 9 numbers and MWST. Depending on which part of Switzerland this extension will change as follows:
    • German part: MWST
    • French part: TVA
    • Italian part: IVA

It's recommend that you update VAT Registration No Formats (Administration-> Application Setup -> General -> Countries/Regions) for country CH (Switzerland) with the following entries:

  • CHE#########MWST
  • CHE#########TVA
  • CHE#########IVA
  • CHE ###.###.### MWST
  • CHE ###.###.### TVA
  • CHE ###.###.### IVA

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