Category: Zakat
Fatwa#: 22356
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Sep 13,2012

Title: I pay my Zakaat to an organization. I request this organization to supply me with a S18A tax certificate stating that I made a donation. I use this tax exemption Certificate to pay less income tax. Is this permissible?

Question

I pay my Zakaat to an organization. I request this organization to supply me with a S18A tax certificate stating that I made a donation. I use this tax exemption Certificate to pay less income tax. Is this permissible?

Answer

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for one to give Zakaat and submit the S18A Tax Certificate and receive a rebate on income tax. The Zakaat will be discharged.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Moulana Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

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