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Does the money received as interest be used to pay taxes

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Interest monies must be given to the poor and needy who are eligible to accept Zakaat without the intention of reward. However, interest received from government institutes, eg. post office could be used to offset government taxes. Interest received from private banks cannot be used to offset taxes. It may be used to offset interest charged from the same bank.

Interest monies cannot be used to pay interest.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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