FBR Latest Immovable Property Valuation Rates updated 2022 of All cities of Pakistan

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been gradually bringing its property valuation rates (aka immovable properties valuation rates) closer to market value ever since it was authorized to notify valuations in the main urban centers of the country in 2016.

FBR has since raised its valuations two times, i.e. in 2018 and 2019.

The rates were revised as per areas in 39 cities, whereas in Karachi the increase was made according to various categories.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to raise the valuation rates of immovable properties for different cities in the budget for 2020-21.

Here are 3 types of valuations of real estate:

(1) DC Valuation Rate:

It is used for stamp duty purposes and at this rate property is registered with Property Registration Authorities;

(2) FBR Valuation Rate:

It is at which Withholding Tax is charged according to their “filer” and “non filer”, status and FBR require explanation of sources at least to the extent of this valuation.

(3) The Actual Market Valuation Rate:

It is usually 5 to 10 times more than DC rate and 2 to 4 time of FBR rate.

Most often, Property Valuation for Visa in Pakistan is made on the Actual Market Valuation Rate.

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You must pay taxes according to value set by FBR whether you are buying a property or selling your property.

In Fact:

The latest revision has been announced on 2nd of March, 2022.

For Purchaser (Who is a tax-Filer), 1% of the value as per FBR rates is collected and for Non-Tax Filer Purchaser, 2% of the FBR rates has to pay by you.

For Seller (Who is a tax-Filer), 1% of the value as per FBR rates is collected and for Non-Tax Filer Seller, 2% of the FBR rates has to pay.

[For instance],

You are selling a 10 marla plot in a housing project wherein FBR value is 2.5 lacs per marla so FBR rate for that plot will be 25 lacs.

Tax-Filer Seller will pay of Rs.25000 advance tax, and Non-Tax Filer Seller will pay of Rs.50,000 advance tax.

Similarly, Tax-Filer Purchaser will pay of Rs.25,000 advance tax, and Non-Tax Filer Purchaser will pay of Rs.50,000 advance tax.

It is very important to know your property rates set by FBR, so that you can calculate your selling or purchasing cost.

At some places, you may cost low tax amount due to low FBR rates, whereas some areas may cost higher tax amount due to high FBR rates.

FBR has fixed property value for residential and commercial land in all major cities of Pakistan.

You will find price per marla or price per square yard in the property valuation tables, so that you can calculate the total FBR value depending on land size.

You will find in below table the FBR property valuation rates of Valuation of Immovable Properties of all major cities in Pakistan as updated on March 02, 2022:

What is property DC valuation?

DC Valuation Rates is used for stamp duty purposes and at this rate property is registered with Property Registration Authorities.

What is property FBR Valuation?

FBR Valuation Rate is at which Withholding Tax is charged according to their “filer” and “non filer”, status and FBR requires explanation of sources at least to the extent of this valuation.

How is FBR value of property calculated?

For Tax Filer Seller, 1% of the value as per FBR rates is collected, and for Non-Tax Filer Seller, it is 2% of the FBR rates.

For example, you are selling a 10 marla plot in a housing society wherein FBR value is 2.5 Lacs/Marla. So FBR rate for that plot will be Rupees 25 Lacs.

What is Statutory Regulatory Orders (SROs)?

SROs stands for Statutory Regulatory Orders; this refers to all kinds of government regulations carried out by FBR and different ministries through delegated powers. These include SROs in the health sector, in taxes, in commerce, in energy, in auto sector, etc.

I am a filer and I have purchased a plot in May, 2014 for Rs.5,000,000. Now I want to sell the said plot in August, 2016 at the value determined by FBR at Rs.7,500,000/-. What are the implication of taxes?

In your case the advance income tax under Section 236C at the time of sale shall
be collected from you @1% on the value determined by FBR at Rs.7,500,000/
which works out to Rs.75,000/. This tax is adjustable against tax payable on
income earned in the financial year 2016-17. The capital gain on sales of plot
shall be Rs.7,500,000 – Rs.5,000,000 = Rs.2,500,000. That shall be declared in
the return for tax year 2017 relevant to the financial year 2016-17. Capital gain
tax shall be payable @ 5% on capital gain of Rs.2,500,000 i.e. Rs.125,000/-.
The above withholding tax of Rs.75,000/- is adjustable against the tax liability on
all type of income including capital gain.

My brother is a non filer. He had purchased a plot in February, 2015 for Rs.6,000,000/-. Now he intends to sell the plot in September, 2016. FBR notified rate at Rs.12,000,000/-. What will be tax implication?

The advance income tax under section 236C shall be collected @ 2% i.e.
Rs.240,000/- from your brother being non filer on sale consideration of
Rs.12,000,000/- The said advance tax is adjustable against his tax liability once
he files tax return.
The capital gain on sale of property shall be Rs.12,000,000 – Rs.6,000,000 =
Rs.6,000,000 and tax thereon shall be @ 5% as property was purchased before
June, 2016.

I am a filer and I want to purchase a property in October 2016, the notified District Collector’s rate before June 2016 was Rs.4,500,000, however, FBR has notified rate Rs.9,000,000/-. Whether all Federal and Provincial taxes shall be paid on FBR rate?

No. FBR notified rates are for the purpose of Federal taxes only. In your case
advance income tax on the purchase of property under Section 236K shall be
collected at the rate of 2% of sales consideration of Rs.9,000,000/- that come to
Rs.180,000/-. However, FBR rates are not applicable for the levy payable under
the stamp duty and other provincial taxes.

I intend to purchase a property worth Rs.50,000,000/- at FBR notified rates in November, 2016 and advance tax under section 236K as per FBR notified rate of advance tax would be payable. Whether Commissioner of Inland Revenue shall still be empowered to re-determine the value of property.

No. He is not empowered to re-determine the value of the property purchased on
the valuation as determined by FBR for which advance tax under Section 236K
has been paid on such valuation.

I am a non filer and intend to purchase property at Rs.30,000,000/- at FBR notified rates and required to pay advance tax under section 236K at the time of purchase as per advance tax rates applicable on non-filer. Can the Commissioner ask the question of source of investment in above property?

Yes. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue can ask to explain the source of
funds in the investment made in immovable property and apply the provision of
unexplained income under section 111 by providing opportunity of being heard to
you.

I am a dependent of a ‘Shaheed’,. I was allotted one plot and I have certified official copy of allotment order. Whether any tax is payable on the sale of such plot.

No advance tax under Section 236C shall apply, at the time of registration of
property. Besides no capital gain tax under section 37(1A) of Income Tax
Ordinance shall be payable.

I being a filer and if I purchase property worth Rs.5,000,000 in October 2016. How much tax I will have to pay while filing the return of income if the property is sold for Rs.10,000,000/- in July, 2018?

The tax liability on capital gain for the tax year 2019 shall be calculated on
Rs.10,000,000 – Rs.5,000,000 = Rs.5,000,000 @ 7.5% i.e. Rs.375,000/- for the
reason that you have held the property for less than two years but more than one
year.

There is a confusion in the market and different persons are giving different advices regarding payment of capital gain tax at the time of registration of property. What is the legal position?

Capital gain tax under section 37(1A) is levied on the difference between sale
price and purchase price of the property. The registration authorities are not
authorized to collect such capital gain tax on immovable property. The
registration authorities are authorized to collect advance tax under Section 236C
from seller of the property and advance tax under section 236K from buyer of the
property. Hence capital gain tax on the sale of immovable property is to be paid
by the taxpayer himself while filing the income tax return. For example, if any
sale of immovable property is made in the financial year from July 2016 to June2017, the taxpayer while filing the income tax return for the tax year 2017 shall
pay the capital gain tax after adjusting the advance tax paid under section 236C.

My property is located in the area for which FBR has not notified the value of immovable property. I intend to sell my property immediately but due to non issuance of notification by FBR, the registration authority is reluctant to transfer my property with the advice to wait till FBR notify the valuation of immovable property. What is the FBR position as to whether I shall wait till FBR notify valuation table?

FBR notification shall apply on the areas which are notified in such notifications.
The area which are not yet notified shall be subjected to value fixed by District
Officer Revenue or provincial or any other authority authorized for the purpose of
stamp duty.

I have received 90% of sales considerations of my property before June 2016 and balance amount of 10% is due in August 2016 from buyer as my property will be registered in August, 2016. Shall I pay taxes on my property as per FBR valuation in August 2016?

FBR valuation shall apply on all the transfer of immovable properties from 31st
July 2016 at the time of registration, irrespective of receipt of the payment on
sale of property. In your case the FBR valuation shall apply for payment of
advance tax under section 236C, being a seller of property and capital gain tax
under section 37(1A) shall also be applicable on the valuation determined by
FBR. Income from capital gain shall be declared in the return of income for tax
year 2017.

I have been allotted land in a Society and I now intend to transfer my property to a buyer. Shall I be liable to pay taxes under section 236C and whether capital gain tax shall also apply in my case?

The provision of advance income tax under section 236C in the case of seller of
immovable property and provision of section 236K in the case of buyer of
immovable property shall apply on registration of immovable property. Both
advance taxes shall also be applicable on attesting transfer of immovable
property. In your case there is attestation of transfer of immovable property in the
Society therefore, the Society being a withholding agent are authorized to collect
advance tax from seller under section 236C and from buyer under section 236K.

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