New PTA Taxes on iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max (Updated Nov 2022)

PTA, Import, Duty

iPhone enthusiasts all over the world are eager to use iPhone because of the class and performance it offers. However, in countries like Pakistan, buying a new iPhone is difficult. In fact, the country’s telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently increased taxes on cell phone imports. Many experts say that it is the rupee that has fallen and the low reserves of the State Bank. Now, the government plans to restrict imports to stabilize the economy. It’s a step in the right direction for retailers importing phones to retail stores, it couldn’t be suggested as a good idea for users to import phones for personal use. Details for updated tax for the iPhone X series.

As it can be clearly seen, importing the iPhone X series will cost you between PKR 70,000 and PKR 120,000 plus taxes. It is important to mention here that the phone is about 5 years old and the tax increases the overall price of the phone which is difficult to buy. Therefore, PTA (country’s telecommunications authorities)should seriously think to eliminate or reduce taxes on the importation of private cell phones.

New PTA Taxes for iPhone X, XR, XS, & XS Max

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