As a higher rate tax payer, can I claim back tax relief from Zakat payments?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
It is permissible to claim and accept a tax relief on a Zakat payment.
The Fiqh (jurisprudence of the answer):
If you are a higher/additional rate taxpayer, you can claim tax relief on the difference between the basic rate and higher/additional rate of tax (through your tax return). This difference is being claimed back from a third party and not the recipient of the Zakat. In addition, this does not impact nor decrease your actual Zakat payment.
And Allah Ta’ālā Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam
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