The Beta VAT Rate Lookup API is a testing version of the main VAT Rate Lookup API. The beta API has a number of improvements over the main API, such as correctly supporting cases where member states leave the EU.
The beta API can be found at
The beta API provides the same basic functionality as the main API, the documentation for which can be found here, and the following additional functionality and behavioural changes.
Similar to the main API, the beta API can return a list of valid ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 country codes by making a GET request to http://beta.vatlookup.eu/countrylist. This returns a list of current EU member states.
In addition, the beta API can return a list of countries for any given point in time by providing a date in the request. The date must be in the standard Internet date format YYYY-MM-DD (ISO 8601).
GET http://beta.vatlookup.eu/countrylist/1970-01-01 GET http://beta.vatlookup.eu/countrylist/1980-01-01