Tax

Advance Income Tax (AIT)

Under Section 236 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (ITO), Ufone has been designated to collect AIT from its customers. AIT is required to be collected from all customers, on all modes of receipts and billings, unless specifically exempt under Section 236(4) of the ITO.

Service Tax (GST)

GST refers to provincial /territorial sales taxes or Federal Excise Duty (FED), which are applicable to Ufone’s services in different provinces and regions, as per following applicable tax rates:

 

Province/Region GST
(Applicable to use of voice, data, SMS, MMS & other services)
AIT
(Deducted on each recharge, including Super Card family products subscription)
Punjab 19.5% 12.5%
Sindh 19.5% 12.5%
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) 19.5% 12.5%
Baluchistan 19.5% 12.5%
Islamabad (ICT) 17.0% 12.5%
Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) 19.5% 12.5%
Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 0.0% 0% *
Erstwhile FATA, now part of KPK 19.5% 0% **
Erstwhile PATA, not part of KPK 19.5% 0% **
Erstwhile PATA, not part of Baluchistan 19.5% 0% **

 

* Collection of AIT in GB has been suspended on the orders of Gilgit-Baltistan Council, vide notification
F.No.3(5)2014 /F.II-GBC dated 4 January 2018.

** The former tribal areas of KPK and Balochistan have been extended exemption from collection of AIT on mobile
phone usage, vide FBR’s SR0 1213(I)/2018 dated 5 October 2018 (previously S.R.O 887(1)/2018 dated 23 July
2018).

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