ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has withdrawn three percent minimum value addition tax on import of consumer items on which sales tax is paid on retail basis.
The FBR on Friday issued SRO 1321(I)/2019 and amended the Twelfth Schedule of Sales Tax Act, 1990 under which three percent minimum value addition sales tax has been imposed on all imported goods subject to exclusions.
As per the amendment the FBR withdrew the imposition of minimum value addition tax on import of goods specified in the Third Schedule of the Sales Tax Act, 1990.
Following is Third Schedule to Sales Tax in which consumer items are mentioned for collection of sales tax on the basis of printed retail price:
- Fruit juices and vegetable juices.
- Ice Cream.
- Aerated waters or beverages.
- Syrups and squashes.
- Toilet soap
- Shaving cream
- Perfumery and cosmetics.
- Powder drinks
- Milky drinks
- Toilet paper and tissue paper
- Spices sold in retail packing bearing brand names and trade marks
- Shoe polish and shoe cream
- Cement sold in retail packing
- Mineral/bottled water
- Household electrical goods, including air conditioners, refrigerators, deep freezers, televisions, recorders and players, electric bulbs, tube-lights, electric fans, electric irons, washing machines and telephone sets.
- Household gas appliances, including cooking range, ovens, geysers and gas heaters.
- Foam or spring mattresses and other foam products for household use.
- Paints, distempers, enamels, pigments, colours, varnishes, gums, resins, dyes, glazes, thinners, blacks, cellulose lacquers and polishes sold in retail packing
- Lubricating oils, brake fluids, transmission fluid, and other vehicular fluids sold in retail packing.
- Storage batteries excluding those sold to
- Automotive manufacturers or assemblers
- Tyres and tubes excluding those sold to automotive manufacturers or assemblers
- Auto rickshaws
- Biscuits in retail packing with brand name
- Auto-parts, in retail packing, excluding those sold to automotive manufacturers or assemblers.
Procedure and conditions under the Twelfth Schedule has been defined as:
(1) The sales tax on account of minimum value addition as payable under this Schedule (hereinafter referred to as value addition tax), shall be levied and collected at import stage from the importers on all taxable goods as are chargeable to tax under section 3 of the Act or any notification issued thereunder at the rate specified in the Table in addition to the tax chargeable under section 3 of the Act or a notification issued thereunder:
Prior to the latest amendment the value addition tax under this Schedule shall not be charged on:
(i) Raw materials and intermediary goods meant for use in an industrial process which are subject to customs duty at a rate less than 16% ad valorem under First Schedule to the Customs Act, 1969;
(ii) The petroleum products falling in Chapter 27 of Pakistan Customs Tariff as imported by a licensed Oil Marketing Company for sale in the country;
(iii) Registered service providers importing goods for their in-house business use for furtherance of their taxable activity and not intended for further supply;
(iv) Cellular mobile phones or satellite phones;
(v) LNG / RLNG;
(vi) Second hand and worn clothing or footwear (PCT Heading 6309.000);
(vii) Gold, in un-worked condition; and
(viii) Silver, in un-worked condition.”