Can I Deduct my Business and Personal Tax from the Zakat?

Fatwa ID: 03300

Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam​

Question

I want to know after finding out how much my zakat is for the year can I deduct my business and personal tax from the zakat?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

 

Answer

 

No, you may not. Your personal tax is a commitment between you and your government, it does not affect the Islamic legal obligation of zakat in any way.

 

Only Allah alone knows best.

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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