If you are planning to “import” a phone or bring along a mobile device into Pakistan, you’d have to pay taxes for it whether a feature phone or a smartphone/tablet.
Update: Taxes have been increased quite a lot due to increased import tax on mobile phones in the new budget. Most of the calculator entries have been updated. If your smartphone isn’t on the list or you think the tax mentioned isn’t correct, please ask about that in the comment box below, we’ll send you the exact tax amount that you’ll be liable to pay.
We have been writing news about importing mobile phones into Pakistan, recently, here’s a complete guide for international travelers bringing in mobile devices to Pakistan.
Since you are here to find out the approximate mobile phone taxes that you would have to pay at the Airport or at the customs office, this table below would help.
Mobile Phones Taxes in Pakistan Calculator – PTA
Choose your Brand > Select Your Model > You’ll get the approximate tax payable.
Unable to find your Model Above?
Use the calculator below by putting in the Value of your Mobile Device in USD $ and Press Calculate!
How does the table above calculate taxes?
For every cell phone, these are the various taxes that you will be liable to pay if you are importing a phone through Ali Express or any eCommerce website online.
1. Regulatory Duty (Based on phone prices in USD)
- If $1 to $30 = PKR 180
- If $30 to $100 = PKR 1800
- If $100 to $200 = PKR 2700
- If $200 to $350 = PKR 3600
- If $350 to $500 = PKR 10500
- If $500+ = PKR 18500
2. Sales Tax (Based on phone prices in USD)
- If $1 to $30 = PKR 150
- If $30 to $100 = PKR 1470
- If $100 to $200 = PKR 1870
- If $200 to $350 = PKR 1930
- If $350 to $500 = PKR 6000
- If $500+ = PKR 10300
3. WHT – Withholding Tax
- If $1 to $30 = PKR 70
- If $30 to $100 = PKR xx
- If $100 to $200 = PKR 930
- If $200 to $350 = PKR 970
- If $350 to $500 = PKR 3000
- If $500+ = PKR 5200
4. IT Duty = 9%
5. Mobile Levy (based on phone prices in PKR)
if cell phone value is PKR 10,000 to 40,000 = mobile levy will be PKR 1000
If PKR 40,000 to 80,000 = PKR 3000
If Over PKR 80,000 = PKR 5000
6. Provincial Tax = 0.9%
Add the above values and you will get the exact tax value that you’ll have to pay.
Want us to find the applicable tax on a smartphone that is missing in the calculator above?
Simply, comment below the name of the smartphone along with the model, we’ll let you know the tax that you’ll be liable to pay for that smartphone. We’ll also add it to the calculated taxes table above.
If you are looking for updated prices of mobile phones in Pakistan, head over to PhoneWorld’s Mobile Prices portal to find the prices of the latest devices.
Hope you found out the excise duty for the mobile phone you plan to import. We know these rates are high and we think the government should take appropriate steps to minimize these taxes soon.
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