Sales Tax on old and used clothes reduced from 17per cent to 5per cent: Finance Minister

Islamabad, July 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): Clarifying a news item appearing in a section of the press, the official spokesperson of FBR, stated that Sales Tax on old and used clothes has been reduced by the Federal Minister for Finance Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar, from 17% as stated on the floor of the National Assembly in his Budget speech on 5th June 2013, to 5% in his winding up speech and as incorporated in the Finance Act 2013.

This reduction in Sales Tax from 17% to 5% was due to Government’s consideration for the common man, who uses these old / used clothes.

For more information, contact:
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Talpur
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 921 7267
Fax: +92 51 9208456
Email: mujeeb.talpur@fbr.gov.pk , talpur35@gmail.com

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