Buying costs are low in Pakistan

Taxation Researcher | November 10, 2020

How high are realtors´ and lawyers´ fees in Pakistan? What about other property purchase costs?

Transaction Costs

Who Pays?
Capital Value Tax 4% buyer
Stamp Duty 2% buyer
Registration Fee 1% buyer
Property Transfer Tax 1% buyer
Costs paid by buyer 8%
Costs paid by seller 0%
ROUNDTRIP TRANSACTION COSTS 8%
See Footnotes
Source: Global Property Guide

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Footnotes to Transaction Costs Table


Capital Value Tax
Capital value tax is levied at a flat rate of 4% on property value.

Stamp Duty
Stamp duty is levied at a flat rate of 2% on property value.

Registration Fee
Registration fee is levied at a flat rate of 1% on property value.

Property Transfer Tax
Property transfer tax is levied at a flat rate of 1% on property value.