Helping in tax evasion

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I am working as an accountant. My job description includes preparation of financial statements for the company. Since I am also responsible for sales section, my owner wants me to amend the sales figures in order to avoid payment of Sales Tax. Now I am in double mind whether to change that or not. Since it is unethical and illegal as well as per government laws. Now I want to ask whether it will make my salary haram? If it does, so what should I do? Since it is common practice here.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 573/467/D=7/1438)

The salary will not be haram. It is allowable to change the details of purchased items in order to skip extra tax but one should avoid a practice which may hurt his wealth and dignity.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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