PTA Mobile Registration Tax

PTA Mobile Registration Tax

Posted on Sep 2, 2022

PTA TAX Calculator

The Pakistan Tax Authority (PTA) has recently updated the tax rates that apply to all cell phones in Pakistan, including major brands such as Apple iPhone, Samsung, Oneplus, and others.

These figures are not permanent, and they change according to dollar price. Last update in June 2022.

How does the tax table work?

1. Regulatory Duty (Based on phone prices in USD)

If $1 to $30

PKR 180

If $30 to $100

PKR 1800

If $100 to $200

PKR 2700

If $200 to $350

PKR 3600

If $350 to $500

PKR 10500

If $500 +

PKR 18500


2. Sales Tax (Based on phone prices in USD)

If $1 to $30

PKR 150

If $30 to $100

PKR 1470

If $100 to $200

PKR 1870

If $200 to $350

PKR 1930

If $350 to $500

PKR 6000

If $500+

PKR 10300


3. WHT – Withholding Tax

If $1 to $30

PKR 70

If $30 to $100

PKR xx

If $100 to $200

PKR 930

If $200 to $350

PKR 970

If $350 to $500

PKR 3000

If $500+

PKR 5200


4. IT Duty = 9%


5. Mobile Levy (based on phone prices in PKR)

if cell phone value is PKR 10,000 to 40,000 = mobile levy will be PKR 1000

If PKR 40,000 to 80,000 = PKR 3000

If Over PKR 80,000 = PKR 5000


6. Provincial Tax = 0.9%

Add the above values, and you will get the exact tax value you’ll have to pay.

PTA Mobile TAX

In Pakistan, the basic regulatory framework for the telecommunications industry was established in 1994 by the Pakistan Telecommunication Ordinance. This framework included the formation of authority. In 1996, the Telecommunication (Reorganization Act) XVII passed a law to reorganize the country's telecom industry.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was founded under the Telecom Reorganization Act of 1996. The purpose of the PTA was to govern the creation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunication infrastructure and the supply of telecom services.

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A new regulatory framework, known as the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System, was presented by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (DIRBS). This was done first to entangle the local mobile phone chain within a net to lessen the risks associated with the unlawful use of mobile devices in Pakistan. This included implementing tough procedures and checks on mobile phones imported into Pakistan and ending illegal smuggling procedures used to get mobile phones into the nation.

This is not the story's conclusion; the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) declared in March 2020 that the authorisation procedure for importing mobile phones into Pakistan is limited to five devices per person and calendar year. Individuals must register their mobile devices with the PTA upon arrival at the airport. This can be done at the customs counter or by applying online. Anyone who plans to use a local sim on an imported phone for more than sixty days will be required to have the phone registered, regardless of whether they are nationals or visitors from another country.

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How can I find out what my device's IMEI number is?

Dial *#06# from the dial pad of your device and note down the 15-digit IMEI number.

  • IMEI can be checked on the device box
  • IMEI can be checked on the back cover of your device
  • IMEI can be checked by removing the back cover of the device
  • IMEI can be checked by removing the battery of the device
  • IMEI can be checked in the “Settings” of a mobile device.

How exactly does the registration process work?

There are three ways a user can register his mobile device: 

  1. By dialing USSD code *8484# from mobile.
  2. By visiting
  3. By visiting the franchise/customer service centre (CSC) of any mobile operator across Pakistan. 


Please tell me what the tax amount will be for my mobile.

Tax/duties imposition is an FBR mandate. 

We have provided the list of all mobiles on the page you can check your mobile model and find the exact PTA tax for your mobile.


My device is compliant, but I do not get service from any network. 

“Compliant” means your device is registered and approved. If you still face “no service," the following may be done. 

  1. Restart your device. 
  2. Try another mobile operator’s SIM to diagnose if the issue is specific to a specific service provider. 
  3. Contact your service provider's helpline and ask them to review why the approved device IMEI is facing service issues from the network side. 
  4. Have the device checked by the manufacturer's service center for possible software/hardware-related issues.

Hamza Sarfraz

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