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How much CVT & Stamp Duty do you pay in Punjab?

In the latest bid to boom the tax internet in Pakistan, the government is more and more putting in efforts to have most taxes. A valuation table determines the value of the belongings on which tax may be levied. A few assets proprietors strive to show much less price of their residences simply to avoid belongings taxes. To restoration, this loophole inside the machine, a new property valuation desk has been formulated with expenses growing up to 20%. The Capital fee Tax (CVT) and Stamp duty in Punjab on real estate are taxes amassed at the provincial stage. This weblog could be searching at what these taxes suggest while promoting or shopping for belongings in Punjab.


Taxes are calculated on a belongings’ deputy commissioner (DC) cost. The more steeply-priced a place is, the higher its DC charge will be. Consequently, the quantity of tax to be paid may also be higher.

Want to know what is CVT and Stamp Duty? Let us discuss it in detail.


Those searching to buy belongings need to endure in mind that they have to pay pretty a few taxes before achieving the purchase selection. Capital price Tax (CVT) is to be paid by the purchaser at the time of purchasing belongings. In keeping with Finance Act, 2006, the Capital price Tax or CVT is levied at the charge of 2% of the recorded price. Assets, both transferred as a present or an alternate comes under Capital value Tax. If the transfer takes place among parents, siblings or partners – CVT is excluded in such cases.

CVT in Punjab

According to Budget 2018-19, the government has suggested abolishing DC rates. Recommendations have also been made to reduce CVT and Stamp Duty in Punjab down to only 1%. Neither of these recommendations has been implemented by the provinces so far. So, currently, the total of CVT and Stamp Duty in Punjab for urban property still stands at a total of 5% (2% CVT and 3% Stamp Duty). There are different kinds of tax on the purchase of property in Pakistan. Stamp Duty is basically a tax paid on the legal document at the time of purchasing the property. Under the Stamp Act 1899, Stamp Duty is levied at 3% of the DC rates of the property.

How much CVT do you need to pay in Punjab?

This tax was levied on property buyers in Punjab in 2011. Property buyers also pay the CVT for both residential and commercial property of all sizes in urban areas, while rural areas are exempt from CVT.

The budget for the current fiscal year did not impact CVT, and the percentage applicable to the immovable property did not change.

As per this budget, you pay CVT in Punjab at 2% of the property’s value. However, you must know that the DC rates of property all over the country were revised last year just when the Federal Board of Revenue shared valuation tables for 21 major cities across the country. This was done to reduce the disparity between the market value and the rates on which property taxes are collected.

Calculating CVT

The percentage of CVT applicable to property tax filers and non-filers is the same. Since the jurisdiction of this tax is provincial, it is also calculated on DC rates. Here is an example:

The new DC rate of a 1-Kanal residential plot in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore Phase IX is PKR 5,400,000, the CVT applicable on this plot is 2% of PKR 5,400,000 i.e. PKR  108,000. As per the old DC rates, the CVT on these plots would have been PKR 60,000.


The rate of the stamp duty in Punjab is 3% of the property’s DC value. Under the E-Stamp System, which was implemented in all districts of the province in December 2016, the Bank of Punjab collects this tax before issuing an e stamp duty. Collecting stamp duty is a major source of revenue for the government of Punjab. There wasn’t much facilitation provided to the citizens. Punjab Information Technology Board’s E Stamping system has resulted in complete changes in issuing stamp paper. It used to take a couple of days to purchase stamp paper. But it has now been put online by PITB so that anyone looking to purchase stamp papers can do so by just visiting the PITB government’s website.

Stamp Duty in Punjab is applicable to all types and sizes of property, in both urban and rural areas. This duty is also paid by property buyers, and the percentage is the same for tax filers and non-filers.

Calculating Stamp Duty

While purchasing a 1-Kanal residential plot in DHA Lahore Phase IX, you will be required to pay 3% of the property’s DC rate i.e. 3% of PKR 5,400,000 will be PKR 162,000.

The Stamp Duty rates on these plots (on old DC rates) were previously PKR 90,000. These are the latest stamp duty rates in Punjab Pakistan 2019.


By increasing the property’s DC rate, the CVT collected by the provinces is 20% higher than the amount collected previously (on old DC rates). This is the same in the case of Stamp Duty when it comes to Punjab. If you are looking for more updates regarding income taxes in Pakistan, then read our blog: All about tax brackets in Pakistan for 2019. For more updates on property, stay tuned to the best real estate blog in Pakistan.

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