As you may know, other EU companies (other than the Netherlands) do not need to pay for VAT when they purchase services from Layar. Unfortunately, currently it is not possible for us to get invoice without VAT for EU companies.
The reasoning is that our current systems do not permit us to validate the VAT number of EU companies and thereby differentiate between individuals and companies. So we charge VAT to everyone in the EU, including companies. The current solution would be that a company in EU can apply for tax return via your own tax authorities should you have paid VAT in any other EU country. Layar is not obliged to send invoices without VAT to other EU companies although we totally understand that it would make the process smoother for you.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you'll understand this.