(Update): On June 25, 2019, the federal government has proposed to apply the federal excise duty (FED) on imported cars as well. The rationale behind this latest move seems to be to bring parity between locally manufactured cars and imported cars. It is worth reminding our readers that previously the imported cars were exempt from FED. If the budget is approved then imported cars from 0 to 1000cc will have 2.5% FED; cars from 1001cc to 2000cc will have 5% FED and 2001cc and above will have 7.5 % FED. This will further increase the prices of imported cars.
The following cars are some of the most searched on PakWheels.com:
Toyota Prius (1797 cc) – 5% FED
Suzuki Jimny (1328 cc) – 5% FED
Daihatsu Mira (658 cc) – 2.5% FED
Toyota Vitz (996 cc) – 2.5% FED
Toyota Passo (996 cc) – 2.5% FED
Toyota Prado (2693 cc) – 7.5% FED
Toyota Land Cruiser (4608 cc) – 7.5% FED
Honda N One (658 cc) – 2.5% FED
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s government has tabled its maiden federal budget in the National Assembly today and as expected its a mixed bag.
While the budget remains under discussion and scrutiny of financial analysts and its effects would be felt for quite some time, the following are some of the salient features of the federal budget 2019-20 for the local automotive market:
- Cars up to 1000 cc engine displacement to have 2.5% FED
- Cars up to 2000 cc engine displacement to have 5% FED
- Cars of engines bigger than 2000 cc to have 7.5% FED
- The extra tax of 2%, in addition to standard sales tax on tyre/tubes and auto parts, is proposed to be withdrawn by the government.
It is interesting to note that here that the federal government had earlier imposed 10% FED on locally manufactured cars of 1700 cc engine displacement and above. The government through Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill 2019 had imposed a 10% federal excise duty (FED) on locally manufactured cars of 1700cc and above engine displacement with an aim to tax the rich.
Now the tax regime has been revised with cars up to 1000 cc engine displacement to now have 2.5% FED, which was absent before. Similarly, cars of 1001 cc to 2000 cc engine displacement to now have 5% FED. Honda Civic 1.8 and Toyota Grande (both above 1700 cc engine displacement) were worst affected with the imposition of 10% FED, may now see a revision in their prices as a result of 5% FED. Buyers of cars with engine displacement 2001 cc and above will now have to pay 7.5% FED.
In short, the government has expanded the scope of FED.