We have been alarming the masses about the internet taxes (both withholding tax that is imposed by federal government and sales tax that is imposed by provinces) but its only now that Internet users are becoming aware of these taxes, all thanks to the monthly bills that they are receiving these days.
Pakistani internet users are paying up to 33.5% taxes. KPK and Punjab are highest taxed provinces (Punjab has withdrawn taxes, however, an official notification is still awaited). While Sindh has 32.5% tax on internet.
Sales tax in Balochistan, capital, and Gilgit & Balistan is not applicable, but 14% advance tax is collected in these regions.
This essentially means that majority of Pakistanis are paying one third of their total cost as taxes.
Check below infographic to get an idea about the percentage of taxes in different provinces: