As a consumer in the UAE, you know that VAT has been implemented in that country. Since then, you have also paid VAT for many purchases. However, in some cases, despite not being authorized to do so, suppliers have already charged and collected value-added tax from consumers, which has become mainstream in some cases. As consumers, it is understandable that our understanding of the complexity of the VAT law will be limited. However, you do not need to worry. Using this simple checklist, you can ensure that you receive a real tax invoice when you purchase.
This can serve as your basic checklist to ensure that you pay VAT to the real supplier. This, together with the regulations for anyone to verify the validity of TRN, gives consumers a lot of power to ensure that they will not be deceived.
Therefore, consumers need to check these 4 things when they receive a purchase invoice. Please note that TRN (Tax Registration Number) is an identification number provided to each registered company based on UAE VAT. Companies that are not registered and hold TRN cannot collect VAT. In addition, if you suspect that the TRN mentioned by the supplier is incorrect, you can verify its validity. We have already explained this process in the article “How to verify TRN is valid”. With these measures, you can ensure that you only pay taxes to businesses that are eligible to collect VAT.