Mobile recharge tax is now reduced from 24% to 12%.
Mobile recharge tax is decreased as the operational and service charges on balance load are now reduced. Now, customers will get around Rs 88 balance when they will load the card or balance of Rs 100. Earlier mobile phone users were receiving around Rs 76 on the same balance load.
Total 12.5% of the withholding tax and 19.5% of FED tax is still applicable that will be deducted from mobile cards as previously. 13.5% of the tax was deducted previously which is now been reduced.
In the past former Chief Justice of Pakistan or CJP Saqib Nisar ordered to remove all services charges and taxes on mobile card loads. The decision was later reverted and tax on mobile phone companies was restored.
Mobile recharge tax will not be applicable in Gilgit and Baltistan and mobile users will get 100% amount on recharge.