Federal Board of Revenue
Tax Act Impact Analysis: The effects of the FBR’s (Federal Board of Revenue) amendments to the Sales Tax Act, which include new rates of 18% and 25%, will vary depending on a number of variables, including the nature of the goods or services being sold, the sellers’ pricing strategy, and the customer behavior. Businesses who offer products or services that are subject to the 25% higher tax rate may see a decline in demand as customers may be less inclined to pay the higher price for the same good or service.
Lower tax rate
This might result in lower sales volume and income for these companies, which would ultimately force company closures and increase the unemployment rate in a nation. As a result of consumers being drawn to the relatively lower costs compared to the higher-taxed goods or services, companies who sell goods or services subject to the lower tax rate of 18% may see a rise in demand.
For these enterprises, this can result in an increase in sales volume and revenue. Additionally, companies may see a rise in their profit margin if they can pass on the increased tax expense to customers without having an impact on demand, compared to companies who are unable to do so.
Impacts of FBR amendments
Overall, the impacts of FBR amendments to the Sales Tax Act, which include new rates of 18% and 25%, on businesses and consumers would be dependent on a number of variables, and it is challenging to forecast the precise consequences without more information about the relevant industries and products.