Are you ready for the most advanced mobile phones from Apple, the iPhone 15-series? With their cutting-edge features, the iPhone 15 models capture and display images of incredible quality and provide users with unprecedented levels of power. And if you’re in Pakistan, we have some valuable information for you- learn how to pay PTA Tax and Customs Duty on your new Apple device if you want to use it without any hassle!
In this post, we’ll break down what taxes are applicable on an iPhone 15 series phone purchased in Pakistan, allowing you to make an informed decision about whether or not stepping into the world of smartphone innovation is worth it. Keep reading to get all your questions answered!
iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max PTA Tax
While the iPhone 15 range offers unparalleled technology, the hefty taxes imposed by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and other government entities can make it prohibitive for many consumers. The PTA tax alone, which accounts for 50% of the device’s value, significantly inflates the price point. Here’s a breakdown of PTA tax for different iPhone 15 variants:
- iPhone 15: Tax on Passport – 107,325; Tax on CNIC – 130,708
- iPhone 15 Plus: Tax on Passport – 113,075; Tax on CNIC – 137,033
- iPhone 15 Pro: Tax on Passport – 122,275; Tax on CNIC – 147,153
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: Tax on Passport – 131,130; Tax on CNIC – 156,893
|Apple iPhone 15 Variant||Tax on Passport||Tax on CNIC|
|iPhone 15 Plus||Rs.113,075||Rs.137,033|
|iPhone 15 Pro||Rs.122,275||Rs.147,153|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||Rs.131,130||Rs.156,893|
Furthermore, the Customs Duty of 15% and Sales Tax of 17% add to the cost burden, totalling a whopping 82% in taxes on an iPhone 15 in Pakistan. Additional taxes like Federal Excise Duty (FED) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST), though relatively small, still contribute to the overall cost.
Taking all these taxes into account, an iPhone 15 with 128GB of storage, priced at $999 in the US, can cost over PKR 420,999 in Pakistan. This stark difference in price due to taxation makes the proposition of owning the latest iPhone 15 models a hard pill to swallow for many.
|Model||Variant||Total Price on Passport|
|iPhone 15||128 GB||Rs.343,325|
|iPhone 15||256 GB||Rs.372,825|
|iPhone 15||512 GB||Rs.431,925|
|iPhone 15 Plus||128 GB||Rs.378,575|
|iPhone 15 Plus||256 GB||Rs.408,075|
|iPhone 15 Plus||512 GB||Rs.467,175|
|iPhone 15 Pro||128 GB||Rs.417,275|
|iPhone 15 Pro||256 GB||Rs.446,875|
|iPhone 15 Pro||512 GB||Rs.505,975|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||128 GB||Rs.485,230|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||256 GB||Rs.514,830|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||512 GB||Rs. 573,830|
iPhone 15 PTA Tax List With CNIC 2023
|Model||Variant||Total Price on CNIC|
|iPhone 15||128 GB||Rs. 366,708|
|iPhone 15||256 GB||Rs.396,208|
|iPhone 15||512 GB||Rs.455,308|
|iPhone 15 Plus||128 GB||Rs.396,208|
|iPhone 15 Plus||256 GB||Rs.432,033|
|iPhone 15 Plus||512 GB||Rs.491,133|
|iPhone 15 Pro||128 GB||Rs.442,153|
|iPhone 15 Pro||256 GB||Rs.471,753|
|iPhone 15 Pro||512 GB||Rs.530,853|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||128 GB||Rs.510,993|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||256 GB||Rs.540,593|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||512 GB||Rs. 599,593|
iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max PTA Approved Price
The iPhone 15 series, the latest offering from Apple, is set to hit the markets soon. The PTA tax in Pakistan for the base iPhone 15 model, priced at Rs.324,999/$1462.84, stands at PKR 130,708.
The iPhone 15 Plus, priced slightly higher at Rs.334,999/$1168.82, attracts a PTA tax of PKR 137,033. The Pro series, with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max priced at Rs.474,000/$2112.95 and Rs.559,999/$1299 respectively, command a PTA tax of PKR 147,153 and PKR 156,893.
All the models run on iOS 16, except the iPhone 15 Pro Max which comes with iOS 15, upgradable to iOS 15.1. The screen sizes range from 6.1″ on the iPhone 15 to 6.7″ on the iPhone 15 Plus, Pro, and Pro Max. The 15 Pro Max model distinguishes itself with a 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.7 mm screen size.
Please note, in addition to the iPhone 15 series, we also have information on PTA taxes for iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone 11 in Pakistan. For overseas Pakistanis or foreign nationals visiting the country, our guide on PTA mobile registration for overseas individuals will be instrumental in helping you stay connected without any hitches during your stay.
At Apple, we understand the importance of taxes and duty charges in Pakistan. That’s why we provide our customers with up-to-date information on tax rates and duties applicable to iPhone 15 models.
We appreciate that taxes are subject to change and may vary depending on the current tax laws in Pakistan, so it is important for our customers to stay informed of any changes in taxation.
Duty and Tax Rates on Mobile Phones (2023-24) applied with passport
|$1 to $30||PKR. 550|
|$31 to $100||PKR. 4323|
|$101 to $200||PKR. 11561|
|$201 to $350||PKR. 14661 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem|
|$351 to $500||PKR. 23420 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem|
|$501 and above||PKR. 37007 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem|
These duty rates and taxes for mobile phones imported into Pakistan apply for the fiscal year 2023-24. Two different tax brackets are in place depending on whether the importer has applied with a Pakistani National Identity Card (CNIC) or a passport within 60 days of arrival in the country. Rates are determined by the Cost & Freight (C&F) value of the mobile phone in US dollars, ranging from as low as up to 30 dollars up to more than 500 dollars.
Fixed rates are set in Pakistani Rupees with an additional 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem. It’s crucial to be aware that these tax laws are subject to change and may vary in the future. The iPhone 15 variants’ prices given here are based on US prices, with the taxes being approximate values as per the current tax laws.
In conclusion, the taxation system in Pakistan has had a significant impact on the pricing of the Apple iPhone 15 and its variants. With the combination of PTA tax, customs duty, sales tax, federal excise duty (FED), and provincial sales tax (PST), the overall cost of the device increases substantially. This results in a pricing structure that may make the iPhone 15 and its variants less affordable for many citizens. The high level of taxation raises questions about accessibility and affordability, particularly considering the average income in Pakistan.
While the government secures necessary revenue through these taxes, the potential limitation on access to such advanced digital technology could have broader implications for digital inclusion in a rapidly digitizing global economy. Therefore, it’s crucial that these aspects are considered when formulating taxation policies for imported digital goods.