Sales tax rates issued for retailers integrated with FBR

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued sales tax rate for different categories of retailers, who integrated their sales with online system of the FBR.

The FBR said that the rate of sales tax for items sold by integrated retailers shall be the same as for all other suppliers as provided under the Sales Tax Act, 1990.

Only exception is for locally manufactured textile and leather items, which if sold by integrated retailers are subject to concessionary rate of 14 percent, and if sold by any other supplier are subject to 17 percent standard sales tax.

Category-wise rates for items sold by integrated retailers is as below:

Items falling in Sixth Schedule to the Sales Tax Act, 1990, the sales tax shall be exempted on sale of milk, rice, wheat flour, pulses, fruits & vegetables (except canned and packaged), uncooked meat, poultry, eggs, stationary items, medicines, laptops and personal computers etc

Items falling in Eighth Schedule to the Act, the reduced rate of sales tax rate shall be as provided in the Schedule. The sale of dairy items other than milk, fat-filled milk (tea-whitener), flours other than that of wheat, if sold in retail packing under a brand name, are subject to sales tax rate of 10 percent; and prepared products of meat or meat offal, if sold in retail packing under a brand name, are subject to sales tax rate of 8 percent;

Precious jewellery at 1.5% of value of gold, plus 0.5% of value of diamond, used therein, plus 3% of making charges

Finished fabric, and locally manufactured finished articles of textile and textile made-ups and leather and artificial leather (See S. No. 66 of Table 1 of Eighth Schedule) shall be subject to 14 percent of sales tax.
This will include locally manufactured garments, shoes, bags, made-ups etc of textile, leather and artificial leather.

Mobile phones and satellite phones: Under Ninth Schedule, sales tax is to be paid by the importer and manufacturers only. No sales tax to be charged on subsequent supplies. However, suppliers may pass on the burden of sales tax charged on their purchases in their selling price.

Items not covered above shall be liable to standard sales tax rate at 17 percent on items in Third Schedule except fertilizers, imported textile and leather items, electronic items, watches, sugar, hardware, sanitary ware, kitchenware, toys, furniture, sports goods, surgical instruments, crockery, plastic products, imitation jewellery, etc.

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