PTA Tax Calculator for Importing Mobile Phones to Pakistan

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) tax applies to the import of all mobile phones into Pakistan. This post contains simple table instead of complicated PTA Tax Calculator for approximate taxes on importing mobile phone into Pakistan.

PTA tax calculator for importing mobile phones to Pakistan.

PTA tax is required to get approval for a mobile phone imported into Pakistan, otherwise the device will stop working on local mobile networks.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) launched the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS), a system designed to identify non-compliant devices on local mobile networks. It automatically registers compliant devices running on mobile networks and optionally blocks non-compliant devices in PTA. The tax is not paid on time.

The DIRBS system was initially launched on December 1, 2018.

International passengers coming to Pakistan can register their mobile phone by paying the PTA tax on their imported mobile device to operate it on local mobile networks. These people can register their mobile phones with the PTA at the airport counter provided for this purpose or do so later by paying the PTA fee online or through bank branches.

There are many people confused about how much they need to pay as PTA tax for importing their mobile phone and here you will find a table instead of a complicated PTA tax calculator with complete information about the amount of tax due on mobile phones based on their value in USD. .

It is relevant that mobile phone registration with PTA is cheaper on passport within 60 days of arrival in Pakistan to facilitate passengers coming to the country, while PTA tax is higher for important people mobile phones in the country without traveling abroad.

Mobile Phone PTA Tax Calculator (Passport)

Mobile phone value in USD

PTA Tax in Pak Rupees (PKR)

$1 to $30

Rs.430

$31 to $100

Rs.3200

$101 to $200

Rs.9580

$201 to $350

Rs.13940

$351 to $500

Rs.23200

$501 or more

Rs. 36870

PTA Taxes (December 13, 2021)

Mobile Phone PTA Tax Calculator (CNIC)

Mobile phone value in USD

PTA Tax in Pak Rupees (PKR)

$1 to $30

Rs.550

$31 to $100

Rs.4323

$101 to $200

Rs. 11561

$201 to $350

Rs.16401

$351 to $500

Rs.28820

$501 or more

Rs. 46,277

PTA Taxes (December 13, 2021)

How to check device status (PTA approval)?

To check the status of your mobile device, please dial *#06# from the mobile device’s dialer, after receiving each 15-digit IMEI number (dual SIM), text each 15-digit IMEI number to short code 8484.

You can also check the status through the DIRBS website at dirbs.pta.gov.pk/ or via the DIRBS application on the Google Play Store.

Read more: Government raises import duties on mobile phones by 240%.

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Esther L. Steinbach