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FBR imposes up to 7% additional customs duty to achieve revenue targets

FBR imposes up to 7% additional customs duty to achieve revenue targets

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to achieve revenue collection target for fiscal year 2020/2021, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) increased additional customs duty up to 7 percent from 1 July 2020.

The FBR issued SRO 572(I)/2020 on Tuesday for levying additional customs duty at different rates of two percent, four percent and seven percent.

The FBR provisionally collected Rs3.957 trillion for fiscal year 2019/2020. As per budget documents the FBR has been assigned to collect Rs4,963 billion during the fiscal year 2020/2021, which is around 25 percent higher than collection of fiscal year 2019/2020..

The government while presenting the budget 2020/2021 had claimed that the budget was tax free and it had not levied any duty and tax in order to provide relief to the masses amid outbreak of coronavirus.

However, as per the notification additional customs duty at two percent has been imposed on goods imported under tariff slabs of zero percent, three percent and 11 percent.

Another rate of four percent additional customs duty has been levied on goods imported under tariff slab of 16 percent.

While the rate additional customs duty at seven percent has been applied on goods imported under tariff slab of 20 percent and above.

However, import of edible crude oil which are subject to import at higher tariff slab, the additional customs duty shall be charged at the rate of two percent, the FBR said.

The FBR further said that additional customs duty would not be applicable on the goods imported under concessionary regime for exporters.

Further, the additional customs duty shall also not be applicable on the contractors and services companies for offshore projects.