iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are the latest models introduced by Apple. The price of this phone is too high, but to activate the network on iPhone, you need to get PTA verification. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority charges a fee to activate network access to the phones. If you are considering buying it, here are the new PTA taxes on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
New PTA Taxes on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
The new PTA taxes on iPhone 14mustnd 14 Pro Max have heightened the phone prices, making them out of reach of the people except for the elites of society. To register with PTA, a phone must be clear from all the customs duties and tax payment within 30 days. Here is the updated price of the taxes for the iPhone 14 series.
|Devices||PTA Tax on Passport (PKR)||PTA Tax on CNIC (PKR)|
|Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max||131,000||152,424|
|Apple iPhone 14 Pro||127,000||145,801|
These are the recent PTA taxes on the iPhone 14 series that you will have to pay to access any local network on your phone. In case of not paying the tax, PTA cannot allow the usage of any SIM card in the imported phones.
The price is PKR varies according to the fluctuation in currency rates. The cost of the iPhone 14 Pro is $999, and the 14 Pro Max is $1099. Along with buying a phone at these hefty prices, the PTA fee is compulsory.
Reasons and Effects of Increase
This increase in PTA taxes is a step from the government to reduce the import of items in Pakistan. The iPhone is in increasing demand in Pakistan,, so the dealers and customers have to import a significant amount into the country. This is adding to the balance of the trade deficit in Pakistan.
Therefore, tax applies to all imported mobile phones in the region. The continuous increase in PTA taxes is the currency rate depreciation and low reserves in the State Bank of Pakistan. This initiative can help lower Pakistan imports,, which will assist in stabilizing the economy.
Though, this step has caused discouragement in the purchase of new mobile phones like the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Because the taxes are continuously increasing, making them too expensive for middle-income buyers. Furthermore, it created a social gap between the social classes in Pakistan, where costly smartphones have become a symbol of wealth for all.