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FBR Increases Tax On Imported Goods

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) increased on Wednesday the regulatory duty imposed on imported goods.

According to media reports, some of the imported items are the ones on which FBR has imposed a duty for the first time.

According to details, duty on imported honey has been increased from 20 to 30 percent and duty on cheese from 35 to 50 percent.

A regulatory duty of 10 percent has been imposed on mushrooms, olives, and other imported vegetables will have a 10 percent regulatory duty imposed on it along with imported seafood.

A duty of five percent has been put on imported paper and electric sound amplifier, while the five percent increase has been imposed on sports goods and shoes.

The duty on imported furniture has been increased from 10 to 45 percent while electrical items will see an increase of 10 percent duty. Imported marble will have a 10 percent duty, while there will a five percent increase in duty on plastic items.

For cars, there will be a 10 percent increase in duty on 4×4 vehicles and the same for car parts.

Last month, the government proposed an increase in tax on expensive mobile phones and vehicles 1800cc and above.

“The federal excise duty on 1800cc cars and above has been increased from 10 to 20 percent,” Finance Minister Asad Umar had said while presenting the supplementary budget.

Duty on several imported luxury items will also be increased. “If someone likes imported products like the human rights minister they should be allowed to purchase it but we will take a tax on it,” Umar said.

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