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Bringing in mobiles from foreign countries? Here is the taxes applicable on various devices

So How many phones can you bring with you in to Pakistan?

Now if you’re using a foreign sim on roaming, there will be no restrictions, However if you put in a Pakistani Sim in to you’re device you will have a total of 30 days to get the device whitelisted and if you do not carry out that process well that will simply result in your phone being blocked. All in all you are allowed to bring with you a total of 5 phones per year in to Pakistan, apart from the one phone, you are applicable to pay the necessary duty on all of the other 4 mobile devices that you are bringing along. So in easy words, if you bring 5 phones with you, you can use the primary one and not pay anything at all, while on the other 4 taxes will have to be paid.

Here are the various types of Duties and  Taxes

Different Types of Duties and Taxes

First of all, let’s list down all the different types of duties and taxes you’ll have to pay on phone imports.

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

Bringing in mobiles from foreign countries? Here is the taxes applicable on various devices

Value of Duties and Taxes

Mobile Levy

Value of phone in $.               Taxation

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 $.             Taxation

$1 to $60 Rs. 250
$61 to $130 10% of value
Over $130 20% of value

Sales Tax

The amount for sales tax is fixed at Rs. 1500.

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Customs Duty

The amount for customs duty is fixed at Rs. 250.

Additional Sales Tax

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

IT Tax

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

Provincial Tax

The provincial tax is applicable only for Punjab and it’s fixed at 0.9% of the phone’s value.

How Much Tax You’ll Pay Based on Phone Value

If you don’t want to swing out a calculator, we’ve compiled this list which will tell you exactly how much tax and duties you’ll pay depending on the cost of the phone.

Please keep in mind that these charges are calculated by assuming the value of the US Dollar is equivalent to Rs. 140.

Value of phone in Rs.Taxation in Rs.

$50 Rs. 4641
$100 Rs. 6367
$150 Rs. 8083
$200 Rs. 13,116
$250 Rs. 15,666
$300 Rs. 20,216
$350 Rs. 22,767
$400 Rs. 25,317
$450 Rs. 27,867
$500 Rs. 30,417
$550 Rs. 34,967
$600 Rs. 37,517
$650 Rs. 40,067
$700 Rs. 42,618
$800 Rs. 47,718
$900 Rs. 52,818
$1,000 Rs. 57, 918
$1,200 Rs. 68,119
$1,400 Rs. 78,319
$1,500 Rs. 83, 420


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