Islamabad: To incentives Trade and Industry in the country and also to reduce the burden of indirect taxation, the Federal Government, in the budget for financial year 2011-12 announced complete abolition of Special Federal Excise Duty and reduction of Sales Tax rate from 17% to 16% effective 1st of July, 2011, FBR Spokesperson informed.
However, with a view to further facilitate the Trade and Industry in difficult times, it has been decided to give effect to these two measures on imports from 20th of June, 2011. Consequently, there will be no special excise duty on imports and the rate of sales tax on imported goods shall be 16% with effect from 20.06.2011.
For more information, contact:
Syeda Naureen Zahra
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
Tel: +9251 920 8407