Whether it’s a feature phone or a smartphone/tablet, you’ll have to pay taxes if you “import” a phone or bring a mobile device into Pakistan.
Taxes have been significantly lowered, and most of the calculator entries have been revised. If your smartphone isn’t on the list, or you believe the tax indicated is excessive, please let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll email you the precise tax amount you’ll be responsible for.
We’ve been reporting on the import of mobile phones into Pakistan, and now we’ve put up a comprehensive guide for overseas visitors bringing mobile devices into Pakistan.
This table below will assist you in determining the approximate PTA mobile taxes that you will have to pay at the airport or at the customs office.
Calculator for PTA Mobile Phone Taxes in Pakistan
Select your brand > Choose your model > You’ll get an estimate of how much tax you’ll have to pay.
How are taxes calculated in the table above?
These are the different taxes that you would be responsible for if you import a phone through Ali Express or any other online eCommerce company.
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.
Do you want us to figure out the tax on a smartphone that isn’t included in the calculator above?
Simply leave a comment below with the name of the smartphone and the model, and we’ll tell you how much tax you’ll have to pay for it. We’ll also include it in the table of computed taxes above.
If you’re seeking for the most up-to-date mobile phone costs in Pakistan, go to Raabta’s Mobile Prices page to see what the latest handsets cost.
I hope you were able to determine the excise duty for the phone you intend to import. We recognise that these rates are excessive, and we believe that the government should take reasonable efforts to reduce these taxes as quickly as possible.
Make sure to tell your friends and family about it!