How to Calculate Value of Taxable Services?

Confused about how to calculate the taxable amount on your service invoices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? This article breaks it down for you, simplifying the rules set by the KPRA (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority).

Basics of Taxable Value:

  • The taxable value is the amount you charge for your service, including any taxes like federal and provincial duties. But, it excludes the Sales Tax itself.

Different Scenarios for Calculating Taxable Value:

  1. Cash Payment: If you received cash for your service, the taxable value is simply the total amount you received.
  2. Part Cash, Part Kind: If you receive both cash and goods/services in exchange for your service, the taxable value is the open market price of the service you provided, excluding the tax.
  3. Related Persons: If you offer a service to a family member or close business associate at a discounted price or for free, the taxable value is the normal price you charge to other customers, excluding the tax.
  4. No Consideration or Discounted Service: If you offer a service for free or a significantly lower price than usual, the taxable value is the open market price of that service, excluding the tax.
  5. Trade Discounts: If you offer a discount on your service, the taxable value is the discounted price, as long as it’s documented properly and reflects common business practices.
  6. Unclear or Special Cases: If the value on your invoice is questionable or the transaction is unusual, the taxable value becomes the open market price of the service.
  7. Authority-Fixed Values: In some cases, the KPRA may set a fixed taxable value for specific services. If your service value is higher, use that higher value for tax calculation.

Additional Points:

  • The cost of any utilities or facilities used to provide the service are included in the taxable value.
  • The KPRA can issue specific valuation rules for different service categories.


  • Always keep accurate records of your service charges and related expenses.
  • Consult a professional tax advisor for complex situations or specific guidance.
  • Stay updated on any changes or clarifications issued by the KPRA regarding service valuations.

By understanding these basic principles and seeking professional help when needed, you can ensure accurate calculation of taxable amounts on your invoices and avoid potential tax issues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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