It is not surprising that DHA Lahore has the most complex list of taxes out of the three big DHAs. Its expansion, its location, and its varied simultaneous jurisdictions make it difficult to navigate the whole sea of knowledge. Though, we must hand it to DHA Lahore for making its information conveniently available all around. Without further ado, following are those taxes and fees:
Transfer Fee: This is the fee you have to pay when you are looking to obtain No Demand Certificate (NDC) for a property.
Membership fee: A fee paid by new owner for membership of DHA.
Membership form: This can be bought from DHA offices.
Transfer of Immovable Property (TIP): This tax has to be paid for transfer of property in cantonment boards. Since DHA Lahore is spread over areas under Walton Cantonment, or Lahore Cantonment, TIP has to be paid for transfer of property to the cantonment boards of either of these cantonments, depending on the location of your property.
Stamp Duty/Capital Value Tax (CVT): Two provincial taxes that are usually jumbled together for the sake of convenience and levied at the rate of 5% of DC rates.
Withholding Tax (WHT) or Advance Tax: A federal tax that is levied at a rate of 4% (for non-filers), or 2% (for filers) of the FBR valuation of the property. However, under Budget 2018-19, it is supposed to be levied on the declared value of the property, so that is how it will be levied in the future, once the Directorate of Immovable property of FBR has been established. The percentage can also change, as under Budget 2018-18 1% Advance Tax was to be levied on purchase of property.
The transfer fee, and membership fee is the same throughout DHA Lahore, no matter the phase. However, because DC rates differ on property in different phase, the Stamp Duty/CVT and WHT levied from different phases, the table will provide you with a comprehensive idea of how (and how much) the taxes can differ between various phases. This is for purchase of 1-kanal plot. All values are in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).