Tax Rates for Salaried Class Increased Considerably

The salaried class would suffer the biggest setback in the amended Finance Bill 2022 as their taxes have been increased considerably.

The impact would be seen in the salaries for the month of July 2022 to be drawn in August 2022. In the name of progressive taxation, the tax incidence has been increased in such a way that it would shock the entire salaried class.

The tax relief of Rs. 47 billion given to the salaried class in the budget for the fiscal year 2022-23 has been withdrawn and additional taxes of Rs. 35 billion have been imposed on salaried individuals.

A budget maker told ProPakistani that the income tax exemption limit has been taken back to Rs. 600,000 from Rs. 1.2 million. On the other hand, the fixed tax of Rs. 100 has now been substituted with a tax slab of 2.5 percent for salaried persons having annual income within the range of Rs. 600,000 to Rs. 1.2 million.

“The new tax slabs would be a nightmare for the salaried class”, an official said on condition of anonymity.

Under the new taxation structure, maximum tax has been imposed on individuals having a monthly salary of Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 200,000. The percentage of tax has been increased from 7.5 percent to 12.5 percent for the salaried individuals having a monthly salary between Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 200,000.

Similarly, salaried individuals falling under higher income brackets would face a higher level of taxation.


  • please increase more tax. its too less. in america i used to pay 40%. here is only 12.5% . too low.

    • in America, your Tax will be return when you retired. in Pakistan, you tax will go to the pockets of corrupt politicians.

      without IMF they are unable to run the Country.

  • Conclusions:

    1 – Stay as far away as long as possible from documented tax system.
    2 – Prefer cash over banking channels.
    3 – Hoard cash in tangible easily liquidated assets like gold or land files to which government does not have easy access.

    Thank you FBR and Pakistani #ImportedGovernment in making lives of salary class hell by double/triple taxation on already taxed income, causing inflation due to incompetent handling of economy and then further squeezing salaried segments by increasing already high taxation.

    If you are so incompetent as to not be able to even maintain Imran Khan government’s stable economy and progressive Pakistan, why did you overthrow him by being a part of #RegimeChangeConspiracy?


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