Is it permissible to underinvoice merchandise so that one pay less taxes?

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Taxes on imprted items are very high in this country as a result some muslims underinvoice their items so that they pay less taxes i.e say an item cost 5 dollars they claim it cost 3 dollars so that a smaller amount of taxes is paid.


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Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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