Pakistan to tax graphics cards based on memory size

In Pakistan, when consumers buy graphics cards, they will pay taxes and fees, totaling about 36%, which will greatly increase the price of graphics cards. As a result, some imported graphics cards have lowered their prices, thereby reducing taxes and fees.

Pakistan is now addressing this issue by implementing a new tax rule that assesses the value of graphics cards based on their memory size.

As shown in the image above, the appraised value of the graphics card is determined based on the video memory and converted from US dollars to Pakistani rupees based on the current exchange rate, however a 36% tax is imposed on the converted value . For example, the assessed value of a graphics card with 8GB of video memory is 196 US dollars, which is 42,607 Pakistani rupees, and the tax is 15,338 Pakistani rupees, or about 486 yuan.

In general, video memory size is a good indicator of graphics card performance, but there are some exceptions, such as the more expensive and more powerful RTX 3070 has 8GB of video memory, while the RTX, which is second in price and performance, has 8GB of video memory. The 3060 has 12 GB of video memory.

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