Great news for iPhone lovers! The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has updated its taxes on iPhones. As you can see below, the reduction is significant if not substantial. However, these taxes are still high as the price of these premium phones stay high in the international markets.
Here are the latest PTA taxes on iPhone 14:
However, be mindful of the fact that these taxes change frequently. Moreover, they are approximate as market sources quote different numbers for the same phone.
PTA has kept two separate tax regimes for those who are registering these iPhones on CNIC and passport. In the table below, you can see that you may incur lesser taxes if you register your iPhone on your passport as compared to if you register it using your CNIC. This is because the government wants to facilitate overseas Pakistanis. However, this facility is also available for those Pakistanis who reside in Pakistan with a travel history.
If you have traveled internationally within the past 30 days you can register your iPhone using your passport instead of your CNIC.
Here are the previous or old PTA taxes on iPhones:
Are Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals Exempted from PTA Taxes?
Recently, it was reported that PTA has recommended phone tax exemption for overseas Pakistanis. PTA has now issued a clarification that it is working on a mechanism whereby foreign nationals and overseas Pakistanis would be eligible for Temporary Registration. This means, they would keep their phone for up to 120 days (per visit) without paying FBR taxes and customs duties on it.
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PTA Mobile Registration: An Easy, Step-by-Step Guide
If you need to get your phone registered with PTA, simply read this short blog:
And get your phone registered in a few minutes.
We hope you found this updated information helpful. Let us know if revised PTA taxes will stop you from buying an iPhone.
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