With the recent launch of the iPhone 15 series, there’s a growing curiosity about the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) taxes associated with the iPhone 15 Pro Max and other variants within the series.
Many are wondering if these taxes have increased compared to the iPhone 14 series or if they have remained the same. In this blog, we provide all the answers you need.
First and foremost, it’s worth noting that the iPhone 15 series is priced similarly to the iPhone 14 series, and as a result, the associated taxes are also nearly identical. However, the specific amount of tax you’ll be required to pay depends on the method you choose to obtain PTA approval.
The tax on Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) registration is higher compared to the PTA tax when you opt for mobile registration using your passport, especially if you are returning from abroad with a valid passport and visa.
Let’s delve into the details of the PTA tax rates for the iPhone 15 Pro Max and other variants:
iPhone 15 PTA Tax (On Passport & CNIC)
The table below outlines the PTA taxes for the iPhone 15 Pro Max and other models, both for Passport and CNIC registration:
|iPhone 15 Models||PTA Tax on Passport (Rs.)||PTA Tax on CNIC (Rs.)|
|iPhone 15 Plus||113,075||137,033|
|iPhone 15 Pro||122,275||147,153|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||131,130||156,893|
Please note that the figures mentioned here are approximate, and the actual amounts may vary.
For those who may not want to wait for the iPhone 15 to become available and are considering purchasing an iPhone 14, there are various options available on OLX.
Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals Enjoy Exemptions from PTA Taxes
In a welcome development, overseas Pakistanis are no longer obliged to pay PTA taxes for registering their mobile phones. A temporary mobile registration service has been introduced, allowing overseas Pakistanis and foreign visitors in Pakistan to register their mobile devices without incurring any duties or taxes. However, this exemption is applicable for a limited period of 120 days. During this time frame, local mobile networks will function on their mobile phones hassle-free.
With the release of the iPhone 15 series, many individuals are eager to understand the PTA tax rates applicable to these new models. Here, we’ve presented the PTA tax details for the iPhone 15 Pro Max and its counterparts, offering valuable information to navigate the PTA approval process for your mobile device. For a comprehensive guide on the approval process and enabling SIM functionality, you can watch the provided video or visit our dedicated page.