Recognizing a pre-check from a “fiskalnie” check in Russia is kind of an art
So do you know what the difference between a pre-check and a “fiscalnie” check is?
Very easy – a pre-check is a useless paper which might indicate that the restaurant you just visited generated black cash. And it is not tax deductable. And a “fiskalnie” check is the only real thing.
Examples of pre-checks
Both documents nearly look like real bills. But they are just information documents from the restaurant for the guest on the amount to be paid. The documents can not be used for tax deductions. Whether they can be used by an employee to be refunded by his employer depends on the internal rules of the employer.
Often when paid with credit card a usual step is only to return the credit card payment receipt. But this is also not sufficient for tax deductions.
Examples of “fiskalnie checks”
What elements must be on a “fiscalnie check – Фискальный чек”
- Full name of the legal entity that provided the services
- Tax Number of the restaurant – INN (ИНН)
- VAT documentation (НДС)
- The number of the registered cash terminal EKLZ (ЕКЛЗ)
- What was consumed
Only if all this data is on the orginal document it is a valid fiskalinie Check – Фискальный чек.