Breaking: Punjab Govt Withdraws Internet Tax, Notification Issued

Punjab Revenue Authority has finally issued the notification for withdrawal of internet taxes, that it had announced back in June 2015. After promises, commitments, and several months of delay, an official notification was issued, we have checked with mobile phone companies.

With this notification, 19.5% sales tax on mobile and wireless internet, fixed line internet and other forms of internet is withdrawn.

Mobile phone companies have been notified of the change, and additional tax — that some phone companies were deducting — will not be deducted from now on-wards.

From the notification, it appears, that reversal of tax is applicable from current date and not since it was imposed on May 28th, 2015. However, we are still in process of getting this confirmed from relevant authorities and will update this story with further information.

With this development now KPK and Sindh are only two provinces that deduct 19.5% and 18.5% tax on internet respectively.

For your viewing, here’s the official notification from PTA for reversal of internet taxes:

Sales_Tax_Notification

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  • One question though… will this tax be finished only on 3g/4g or will broadband users be free from it as well?
    Also, will the sindh n kpk governments widthraw these taxes as well? I hope they do…
    Propak should do efforts to get this tax finished off the face of pakistan as a whole! ;)

  • Good initiative by Punjab, but our CM Sindh is sleeping a long nap due to Bhang and he will wake up no time soon and we’ll keep paying taxes for his Bhang n Chars.

  • Strange. No one criticizing KPK govt. In any case IK is doing right. It might be a gimmick by showbaz sharif? is not it Janooniez?

    • The government is like a father, but here the case is strange. Baap Ko Bas Ek Hi Bety Sy Pyar Hai, Wo Hai Punjab….Baqi Sindh aur KPK live in the Pluto :D

  • We need more mobile operators in Pakistan after this merger.
    Please Govt launch a new auction to provide these companies
    Vodaphone (UK) 2nd
    Turkcel (Turkey) 26th
    Orange (France) 11th
    and MegaPhone (Russia) 27th

    Great

  • I talked with Mobilink, Zong & Telenor helpline. All told that they didn’t receive any information about this :(

  • Well that’s really great but now pray k yeh awwaam ko mil jaye ! Tax lag tou foran jata hai but utarna is a really big issue.

    • Lol, Absolutely true bro. It’s now 3rd day & still telecos are deducting tax on 3G. I called them & they told there is no notification yet :(

  • Punjabioo ki to Eid ho gai…
    Jese light aane ki khushi
    Choolha jalne ki khushi
    Pani aane ki khushi
    Pakistanio ke naseeb mei sirf khushiyan e khushiyan hen :D

    • No way. It’s 5 days old news & telecos are still charging tax. I called Telenor, Zong & Mobilink, they all told that there is no notice on removal of tax :(

  • still no news available on it on any Print Media.

    I have received the invoice for DEC 2015 with Tax on it.

    Please confirm if the above notification is valid.

    Else stop teasing us with unverifiable news.

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