Intra-Community supply data enquiry in the e-services environment e-MTA
Intra-Community supply data enquiry enables a representative of a VAT liable company to look at the intra-Community supplies data declared by foreign EU taxpayers to this company in their recapitulative statements.
On the enquiry page, it is also possible to inform the Estonian Tax and Customs Board of incomplete or imprecise data in case of inconsistencies between the data retrieved and those known to the company.
Intra-Community supply data enquiry in the e-MTA
In order to make an intra-Community enquiry, one of the following is required:
- the access permission “Intra-Community supply data inquiry” or
- the right to submit value-added tax returns, that is in the package of access permissions "Accountant´s package".
For granting the access permission, the following steps need to be taken:
- the member of the management board has to enter the e-services environment e-MTA as a representative and select Settings – Access permissions;
- select Access permissions of representatives from the drop-down menu and press the button "New access permission" on the opened page;
- select the person to whom you wish to grant access permissions: enter the personal identification code or registry code, press the button Search; when the person has been found, press the button Next and insert the start and end date of the access permission;
a. to grant the package of access permissions "Accountant´s package", select Packages of access permissions in the section Permissions, find the desired package using the search term "accountant´s package", tick the package and press the button Add;
b. to grant the separate permission "Intra-Community supply data inquiry", select Separate permissions in the section Permissions, find the access permission using the search term "Intra-Community supply data inquiry", tick the required right and press the button Add.
Location of the enquiry in the e-MTA
The enquery is located in the main menu of the e-services environment e-MTA under the heading Registers and inquiries –My inquiries – Intra-Community supply data.
The trilingual enquiry is available for users with the respective access permission having entered the e-MTA in the role of an authorised representative of a business client.
Home page of the enquiry
From the home page, you can view your enquiries’ history, make an enquiry or resubmit an enquiry to the countries that have not responded to your enquiry.
The home page shows your earlier enquiries by quarters. All enquiries made by a business client for a period of interest are displayed by clicking on the quarter.
Information on planned interruptions (regarding the VIES systems of other countries) is also available from the home page.
Making a new enquiry
Use the button New enquiry for submitting an enquiry. A click on the button displays a window to select a period (year and quarter) and submit an enquiry. An enquiry for the period specified is made to all the countries after clicking the button New enquiry.
The default year and quarter are the latest year and quarter for which enquiries can be made.
As enquiries take time, the system displays a notification "Making an enquiry will take approximately … minutes" after submitting an enquiry. Until the time specified has passed the answer cannot be viewed.
Click on "View the answer" to look at the answer that has arrived. If some countries have not yet responded or have responded with an error, it is possible to send an enquiry to the counties that have not answered or are experiencing technical issues by clicking on "Submit the enquiry again". You can resubmit the enquiry using this link until the answer arrives.
Answers to enquiries
On the answers page, each row of an answer is provided with an icon at the end for giving feedback (feedback is not obligatory). By using this icon you can either choose from the reasons presented and add a comment, if you wish, or select the option "Other" from the reasons, in which case a comment must be added.
If you know that some of the concluded transactions are not reflected in the answer to your enquiry, you can submit the information about the missing transaction to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. There is a button New row next to the answer to your enquiry. The information on feedback and missing rows will be forwarded to Estonian Tax and Customs Board.
Answers to the enquiries can be printed and downloaded (in PDF or CSV format). These functions are located at the end of enquiry.
VAT number validation
You can verify the validity of a VAT number issued by any Member State by selecting that Member State from the drop-down menu provided, and entering the number to be validated the web page of the European Commission "VIES VAT number validation".
Last updated: 18.08.2022