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Budget impacts on mobile phones: This is the perfect time to buy a new Smartphone

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The government of Pakistan has recently proposed changes to the sales tax structure on mobile phones in the new budget. This policy change will significantly impact the prices of all mobile phones, including the newly launched realme 12 series. Now is the perfect time to purchase your new mobile phone before these changes come into effect and prices go up.

New Tax Rates on Mobile Phones

The proposed changes will see a flat 18% ad valorem sales tax applied to all mobile phones up to the value of $500, across all categories—imported completely built, imported semi-built, and locally manufactured completely built.

For mobile phones costing above $500, the new tax rates will be as follows:

25% ad valorem sales tax for imported completely built units.

18% ad valorem sales tax for imported semi-built and locally manufactured completely built units.

These changes are likely to result in a noticeable increase in the prices of mobile phones across the board.

Impact on realme 12 Series Prices

Currently, the realme 12 is available for PKR 59,999, and the realme 12+ 5G is priced at PKR 74,999. With the new tax rates, these prices are set to increase significantly. Here’s why you should seize this opportunity:

Lock in Lower Prices: By purchasing now, you can avoid the imminent price hikes caused by the increased sales tax.

Future-Proof Your Device: realme mobile phones are designed to last several years. By investing in a new phone now, you can ensure you have a reliable device that will serve you well for at least the next two years, if not longer.

Latest Technology: Take advantage of current low prices to buy these latest models featuring cutting-edge technology, superior cameras, longer battery life, and faster processors.

Avoid Supply Shortages: As the new tax policy approaches, there may be a rush to purchase mobile phones, potentially leading to supply shortages and delays.

Don’t wait until prices surge. Act now to purchase your new mobile phone and take advantage of the current lower prices. Visit your nearest retailer or browse online stores to secure your device before the new taxes are imposed. This is your chance to save money and ensure you have the latest technology at your fingertips.

Hurry, time is running out!



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