FBR collects mobile phone tax, PTA clarifies

FBR collects mobile phone tax, PTA clarifies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday clarified that the applicable duty and taxes on mobile devices and handsets were only collected by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

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In the wake of recent increase in taxes/duties for the registration of cellular mobile devices and handsets, PTA wishes to clarify the misperception about ‘PTA Tax’. “These taxes and duties are applied and collected by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) directly,” the PTA added.

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It is further clarified that PTA is offering its Device Identification and Registration Database (DIRBS) system for mobile device registration, without any charges for the facilitation of general public.

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PTA only provides technical support in the form of #DIRBS through which applicants can register their mobile devices for use within Pakistan.

The taxes/duties collected in the process are applied by FBR and directly deposited with the FBR.

For current applicable taxes and duties on registrations of different devices, applicant can visit FBR site at: https://www.fbr.gov.pk/mobile-devices-regularization-dirbs/51149/131261