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How Much Duty Will You Have to Pay on Imported Mobile Phones? Here Is The List

In a recent move the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has released a custom valuation of mobile phones. The mobile phones, on the basis of their brands, models and types, have been assigned custom values for the purpose of  duty/tax clearance. Only the custom value paid phones, henceforth, shall be regularized as per the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) guidelines.

A list of 186 mobile phones belonging to a range of different imported brands and categories has been issued by the Federal Board of Revenue for customs valuation and subsequent determination of duty and taxes. The highest custom valuation of $770 has been assigned to Samsung Galaxy Note-9 by the FBR. Announcing the FBR custom valuation of mobile phones, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry asserted that Pakistan imports mobile phones worth $2 billion annually and it is not feasible to not tax such a major chunk of imports. The Minister insisted that country needs to embrace the taxation culture.

As per the scheme being put in operation, low-end smartphones which cost about $50 will have a small tax value, however, the ones with a heavy price tag will be taxed by as much as 38 percent of their listed valuation at Customs.

The new valuation, the FBR statement declares, has been issued to accommodate the regularization process of cell phones initiated by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). According to the new procedures introduced by the PTA, immunity given to register unauthorized phones ends on December 31, 2018. Only the mobile phones with duties and taxes paid for clearance shall be registered. Earlier, PTA had been discontinuing the services to unauthorized SIM/IMEI starting December 2018. However, only the mobile phones cleared by the customs authorities after payment of mobile valuation duty and taxes shall be allowed to operate. This is applicable for all the phones which have been imported to Pakistan without prior proper customs clearance: now they can be regularized and cleared from PTA after payment of the custom duties and taxes.

Dispelling the misinformation following the new development, Mr. Fawad Chaudhry, announced that the new move does not impose any new taxes on the overseas Pakistanis bringing their personal phones. They can bring the personal phones without paying taxes, however, for each additional phone they carry they shall have to pay the customs duty for each.

Here is the complete list of valuations of mobile phones:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. muhammad asif

    31/12/2018 at 2:32 am

    ya bohat bara zulm kr rahi imran shb ki hakmoot hum nay is bahoot zida sapot kia aor ya hum pay he zulm krny pay laga hoa hay jo log pakistan say bahar kam krty hay pasy kama kr pakistan may send krty hay jis say mulk chalta ya in logo pay he zulm krny pay laga hoa hay pohat bari galti ho gai hum sy jo is powar lay kay aia

    • Anonymous

      06/08/2019 at 5:47 pm

      BHAI JE KIA ZULAM KR DIA I MRAN KHAN NAY??? TU NA LAY KRO JAO BAHIR K MULK SEY MOBILE APNAY MULK SEY SHOPPING KRO SHAME ON U

      • Anonymous

        22/08/2019 at 7:53 pm

        NIKAL

      • Anonymous

        01/09/2019 at 6:09 pm

        To jnab jo mobile dubai sy pakistni 25000 hzar ka hai wo pakistan main 40000 hzar ka us kon dekhay ga

      • Masood Mustafa

        12/09/2019 at 6:18 pm

        Well, if I am working outside Pakistan and I have a family back there. I want to send them mobile phones which I bought from here and paid the taxes here on them then why should I pay tax again? Everyone is buying sane brand of sane manufacturer so there is no need to be ashamed on it, If we talk about made in Pakistan products then I will definitely agree with Mr. Anonymous.

    • Anonymous

      01/09/2019 at 12:28 pm

      chore kar k mobil layou ga to aisa he krna ha

      • Masood Mustafa

        12/09/2019 at 6:22 pm

        Sir, this policy is applied on all mobile phones (new / used). Har bahar se aaney wala mobile chori ka nahi hota…. don’t see things with narrow perspective.

  2. Raghib

    30/04/2019 at 11:02 am

    I purchased used Motorola droid turbo 1 from shop . Now Igot message for tax Pai that would be duty tax????? Why shopekeper saling not duty paid mobile

    • Anonymous

      14/05/2019 at 12:00 am

      Ktna tex hai turbo pay

      • RASHIID

        28/05/2019 at 10:55 pm

        Samsung Galaxy J6+ ka kitna tax hai koi Btay ga

  3. Abdul Ghani

    07/05/2019 at 11:35 pm

    Ye to ilzam khan Tha an beghairat air be Deen khan b ban gaya hay

    • Anonymous

      12/05/2019 at 4:56 am

      Yr oppo a57 py kitna tex dena hoga

  4. Salman

    12/05/2019 at 7:55 pm

    kya tax HTC brand par bhi applicable ha.

  5. Anonymous

    26/05/2019 at 12:28 pm

    Brand:dig-tl10
    Model: dig-tl10
    Ktna tex hia is ka

  6. Anonymous

    03/06/2019 at 10:56 pm

    Sumsung m10 ka kiya tex hai koi bata sakta hai

  7. ASIM

    11/06/2019 at 11:12 am

    A6+ KA KITNA TAX HY KOI BATA SAKTA HY

  8. Farhan ullah

    20/06/2019 at 5:29 pm

    How many days required for activate after pay tex…

  9. بن مشتاق

    04/07/2019 at 4:39 pm

    How much tax there will be on IPhone 4S used?

  10. Syed Qasim Ali

    04/07/2019 at 5:00 pm

    Samsung s7 edge ka kitna tax hy please tell me

  11. Nasir Khan

    08/07/2019 at 4:42 pm

    Salam sir myra Samsung a30 block ho gaya hy es py ketna tax lagy ga .Dubai sy leya hy plz tell me .0301 5358251

    • Anonymous

      23/07/2019 at 6:36 pm

      Samsung A7 2018 block ho gya hai.. koi block huwa kharedna chahta hai tu call me.. muje mobile baich k iss gov3rnment k lye gandy andy kharednay hen.. itna support kiya inhe.. aur iska yeh sila mil rha h..

      • Hamza

        01/08/2019 at 2:45 pm

        Yes i want to buy call me 03008601698

      • Tehsin

        04/09/2019 at 1:12 am

        Samsung galaxy s6 tax?

      • Anonymous

        13/09/2019 at 7:32 pm

        Ye acha iqdam hy bro..

    • Anonymous

      30/08/2019 at 2:06 am

      *8484+

  12. shumail

    11/07/2019 at 6:37 pm

    awaan ko aasani faraham krny k bajaey is hukomat ny har jaga mushkil hi khari ki hy… electricity ho ya gas,.. awaaan ka jina haram kia hoa hy is haram zaday ny

  13. Anonymous

    18/07/2019 at 10:17 am

    samsung note 4

  14. muhammad akhtar imam

    18/07/2019 at 10:25 am

    I bring one Samsung A30 how much i pay the tax for this mobile .

  15. Anonymous

    04/08/2019 at 2:13 am

    Moto e4 plus ka text ktna hoga plz tell me

  16. Muhammad Imran

    18/08/2019 at 8:43 pm

    Sir Samsung Galaxy Note4 ka kitna tax pay krna he

  17. Saba

    21/08/2019 at 10:42 am

    S8 ki kya duty charges hai please guide me

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