Pay Tax on Import of Additional Phones


Mobile Phone Tax

Mobile Phone Tax

The federal government of Pakistan has made the tax structure for the mobile phone imports and the users will have to pay huge amount in the form of duties and taxes. The users will have to Pay Tax on Import of Additional Phones.

How Many Phones Can You Bring to Pakistan?

On the use of the foreign SIM, no restrictions are applied. If you use Pakistani SIM, you will get the device white listed in 30 days and if you do not do so then your phone will be blocked.

Imported Phones

Imported Phones

You can bring 5 phones per year to Pakistan and apart from one phone, you will pay the taxes and duties on all imported phones. If you bring 5 phones, you should use one phone and do not pay the taxes on it. But you will have to pay the taxes on the remaining four phones. PTA will handle the NOC requests and take the taxes for phones.

Tax on Import Mobiles

Tax on Import Mobiles

Different Types of Duties and Taxes

The importers and other people should know about different types of duties and taxes and they will have to pay the taxes on the import of the phones.

  • Customs Duty
  • Regulatory Duty
  • Sales Tax
  • Additional Sales Tax
  • IT Duty
  • Mobile Levy
  • Provincial Tax

Value of Duties and Taxes

Mobile Levy

Value of phone in PKR


10,000 to 40,000

Rs. 1000

40,000 to 80,000

Rs. 3000

Over 80,000

Rs. 5000


Regulatory Duty

Value of phone in US Dollars


$1 to $60

Rs. 250

$61 to $130

10% of value

Over $130

20% of value


Sales Tax

The amount for sales tax is received as Rs. 1500.

Customs Duty

The amount for customs duty is received from tax payers at Rs. 250.

Additional Sales Tax

The additional sales tax is fixed at 3% of value of the phone.

IT Tax

The IT tax is fixed at 9% of value of the phone.

Provincial Tax

The provincial tax is applicable for Punjab and at 0.9% of the value of phone.

How Much Tax You’ll Pay Based on Phone Value

The compiled list of the taxes and duties on the import of the phones has been prepared and it is provided online for the convenience of the users so that they can know the exact amount of tax and duties, they will have to pay on the cost of their phones. They should keep in mind that these charges are calculated on the assumption the value of US dollar equal to Rs.140.


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