How to Check TRN Validity in UAE


Tally Solutions | Updated on: December 3, 2021

TRN (Tax Registration Number) is the identification number given to every person registered under UAE VAT. It is mandatory that only persons having a valid TRN should charge VAT on supplies. In such a scenario, it is helpful for registered businesses to ensure that they receive supplies from a registered person, so that they can recover the input tax on the supply fearlessly. For unregistered persons and consumers also, it is essential to ensure that only a genuine registered person charges VAT on supplies to them. To assist this, the FTA has given the provision to verify whether the TRN mentioned on an invoice or quoted by a supplier is valid. Any person can use this tool to ensure that the TRN quoted by their supplier is genuine.

Steps to check whether a TRN is valid

  • Visit the FTA Portal.
  • Click 'Getting help'. Select TRN Verification from the options available

trn verification

  • Enter the TRN you want to check. Enter the security code displayed on the page.
  • If the TRN is not valid, you will get the message shown below:

trn message

  • If the TRN is valid, you will get the message shown below, with the legal name of the entity in English as well as Arabic:

fta trn verification

Hence, this tool can be used by all persons in UAE to ensure that they pay VAT only to persons registered under VAT. Previously, only registered users on the FTA website were able to use this tool. However, the FTA has enhanced this tool recently, to ensure that even persons not registered on the FTA website can use this tool to easily verify a TRN.

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