PTA Cuts iPhone 8 Registration Cost

PTA Cuts iPhone 8 Registration Cost

Exciting news for those eyeing older iPhone models! The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has just announced a reduction in registration fees for older iPhone models. As a result of this development, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has revised the registration fees for iPhone 8 models.

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Curious about the latest PTA taxes for iPhone 8 models? Let’s delve into the details.

iPhone 8 PTA Registration Fee (On Passport)

Below, you will find the revised PTA taxes for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus registrations through a Passport.

ModelOld PTA Fee (Rs.)New PTA Fee (Rs.)Difference (Rs.)
iPhone 856,62238,922-17,700
iPhone 8 Plus58,65140,951-17,700

iPhone 8 PTA Registration Fee (On CNIC)

Now, let’s explore the updated PTA taxes for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus registrations using a CNIC.

ModelOld PTA Fee (Rs.)New PTA Fee (Rs.)Difference (Rs.)
iPhone 867,78448,314-19,470
iPhone 8 Plus70,01650,546-19,470

This reduction in PTA fees is in line with recent tax changes related to iPhones. It is a positive step intended to motivate iPhone users to duly register their devices for legal SIM card usage.

Is the Reduced Tax Still Fair?

You might be wondering if this reduction is enough. To make a fair judgment, let’s consider current market prices. Right now, the iPhone 8 is priced between Rs.28,000 to Rs.35,000 (prices can vary due to factors) in the market. The iPhone 8 Plus falls between 40K to 45K (prices may vary).

With these figures in mind, it becomes evident that the tax on the iPhone 8 is almost equivalent to, or slightly higher than, its market value. Considering this, it is reasonable to assume that the tax remains relatively high and might not be a strong incentive for many to register their mobile phones.

However, uncertainties persist, and we will need to observe the impact of these tax reductions over time.

Will you be registering your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus following these tax reductions? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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