In 2019 Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) introduced a new tax mechanism called the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) to regulate the usage of mobile devices in the country. The DIRBS system was designed to identify and register non-compliant devices with PTA mobile tax operating on local mobile networks and eventually block them to ensure that only compliant devices are used. With the implementation of the system, the FBR aimed to bring transparency and accountability to the mobile device market in Pakistan.
With the latest tax burdens luxury phone users, whether an Apple fan or an android bunny, are now disappointed. Its not easy for every brand lover to pay the tax on a new phone he wants to buy.
Tax rates change frequently so it is unclear when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will raise the taxes of your smarts phones.
Here is a list of some smarts phones and the taxes applied on them to get approved from PTA on passports and CNIC.
Here is the list of Apple IPhone taxes on Passport
|IPhone 14||PKR 125,751|
|IPhone 14 Plus||PKR 125,751|
|14 Pro||PKR 127,000|
|14 Pro Max||PKR 127,068|
Here is the list of Apple IPhone taxes on ID-Card
|Iphone 14||PKR 131,126|
|Iphone 14 plus||PKR 131,126|
|14 pro||PKR 145,801|
|14 pro max||PKR 152,424|
Here is the list of Taxes on Samsung Phone
Samsung Galaxy S23 All Model Tax with Passport 2023
|Samsung Galaxy S23||99,800|
|Samsung Galaxy S23plus||127,000|
|Samsung Galaxy s23 Ultra||131,000|
Samsung Galaxy S23 All Model Tax with ID Card 2023
|Samsung Galaxy S23||110,500|
|Samsung Galaxy s23 plus||145,801|
|Samsung Galaxy s23 ultra||152,424|
Suppose you want to import the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, or standard S20 to Pakistan. In that case, you may use the information above to estimate the tax and customs duty you’ll owe. This Galaxy smartphone’s tax rate is the highest allowed by FBR.
Here is the list of Xiaomi Redmi 9 PTA tax
Xiaomi all models Tax with Passport
|Xiaomi Redmi 9(3+32) Tax Payable||PKR 9,802 (On Passport)|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9(4+64) Tax Payable||PKR 10,480 (On Passport)|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9C Tax Payable||PKR 8,584 (On Passport)|
Xiaomi all models Tax with ID cards
|Xiaomi Redmi 9(3+32) Tax Payable||PKR 11,664 (On ID card)|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9(4+64) Tax Payable||PKR 12,471 (On ID card)|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9C Tax Payable||PKR 10,214 (On ID card)|
Xiaomi Redmi 9 PTA tax need to be paid if you are importing them to Pakistan.
These taxes must be paid within 30 days if the phone is registered on your passport and if you have registered the phone on your ID card, you will have 60 days to pay the tax.
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