Telecom services to pay 19.5 percent as per SRB working tariff

Telecom services to pay 19.5 percent as per SRB working tariff

KARACHI: Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) issued working tariff updated up to December 31, 2019 under which the sales tax on services will be 19.5 percent on telecommunication services.

However, the exemption from 19.5 percent sales tax ons services shall be available on telecommunication services involving charges payable on the international leased lines or bandwidth services used by the software exporting firms registered with the Pakistan Software Export Board.

Following services will be liable to pay 19.5 percent sales tax on services:

Telephone services

Fixed line voice telephone service

Wireless telephone

Cellular telephone

Wireless Local Loop telephone

Video telephone

Payphone cards

Prepaid calling cards

Voice mail service

Messaging service

Short Message service

Multimedia message service

Shifting of telephone connection

Installation of telephone

Provision of telephone extension

Changing of telephone connection

Conversion of NWD connection to non NWD or vice versa

Cost of telephone set

Restoration of telephone connection

Bandwidth services

Copper line based

Fibre-optic based

Co-axial cable based

Microwave based

Satellite based




Store and forward fax services

Internet services

Internet services including email services

Dial-up internet services

Broadband services for DSL connection

Copper line based

Fibre-optic based

Co-axial cable based

Wireless based

Satellite based

Internet/email/Data/SMS/MMS services on WLL networks

Internet/email/Data/SMS/MMS services on cellular mobile networks

Data Communication Network services (DCNS)

Copper Line based

Co-axial cable based

Fibre-optic based

Wireless/Radio based

Satellite based

Value added data services

Virtual private Network services (VPN)

Digital Signature service

Other specified telecommunication services

Teletext services

Trunk radio services

Paging services including voice paging services and radio paging services

Tracking and alarm service

Vehicle tracking and other tracking services

Burglar and security alarm services

Telecommunication services not elsewhere specified