How Much Tax on Import of Phones


Mobile Phone Tax

Mobile Phone Tax

The import duty is applied on the import of the smart phone in the country. You need to know whether you will have to pay the tax, when you import the mobile phone through e-commerce but there is no good news for the users, who want to import their smart phone through e-commerce.

The federal government has formalized the tax structure for mobile phone importers and the users will have to pay lot of money in shape of duties and taxes. You will surely want to know How Much Tax on Import of Phones?

How Many Phones Can You Bring to Pakistan?

If you use the foreign SIM on roaming, then there are no restrictions. If you insert the Pakistani SIM, you will have 30 days to get the device whitelisted. If you do not do so then your phone will be blocked.

Imported Phones

Imported Phones

It is also decided that you can bring up to 5 phones per year to Pakistan. Other than one phone, you will have to pay the taxes and duties on each one. If you bring five phones in Pakistan, you can use one phone and you do not pay on it but you will have to pay the taxes on other 4 phones.

Tax on Import Mobiles

Tax on Import Mobiles

PTA will handle all NOC requests and it is also taking taxes for phones. The process has been digitized and you can do it online now.

Different Types of Duties and Taxes

First of all, you will watch the list of all different types of duties and taxes, you will have to pay on the imports of phone.

  • 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 users will have to pay the fixed sales tax at Rs.1500.

Customs Duty

The importers will have to pay the customs duty of Rs.250.

Additional Sales Tax

The additional sales tax is applied on the users at the 3% of the value of the phone.

IT Tax

The users will have to pay the IT tax at the 9% of the value of the phone.

Provincial Tax

The provincial tax is applicable only in Punjab and it is charged at 0.9% of the value of the phone.

How Much Tax You’ll Pay Based on Phone Value

If you do not want to use the calculator, we have compiled the list, which will tell you how much tax and duties you will have to pay on the basis of the cost of your phone. You will keep these charges in mind that are calculated by considering the value of US dollars, which is equivalent to Rs.140.

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