ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday notified an increase in sales tax on all the petroleum products.
The FBR issued SRO 01(I)/2022 to notify increase in sales tax rates on petroleum products. The FBR amended the rates of sales tax, which were issued previously through SRO 1604(I)/2021 on December 16, 2021.
According to the latest notification enhanced the sales tax on petrol from 1.63 per cent to 4.77 per cent.
The sales tax rate on high-speed diesel has been increased to 9.08 per cent from 7.37 per cent.
The FBR enhanced the sales tax on kerosene oil to 8.30 per cent from 8.19 per cent. Likewise, the sales tax on light diesel has been increased to 2.70 per cent from 0.46 per cent.
The government on December 31, 2021 increased prices of all petroleum products effective from January 01, 2022.
The prices have been increased across the board around Rs4 per liter on all the products.
According to a notification issued by the finance division, the new price of petrol has been increased by Rs4 to Rs144.82 per liter from Rs140.82. The rate of high-speed diesel (HSD) has been increased by Rs4 to Rs141.62 per liter from Rs137.62. Similarly, the price of kerosene has been increased by Rs3.95 to Rs113.53 per liter from Rs109.53. Likewise, the price of light diesel oil has been increased by Rs4.15 to Rs111.06 per liter from Rs107.06.
The notification stated that in the fortnightly review of petroleum products prices, the prime minister had rejected the proposal of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for an increase in prices of petroleum products and advised to increase only Rs4 per liter to meet the petroleum levy target agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“Sales tax on petrol and diesel has been adjusted downwards as compared to December 16, 2021, to keep the prices lower,” the notification stated.