Q: Will it be correct to pay taxes and duties imposed by govt. in India (such as income tax, sales tax, service tax, dutis on commodities etc.) from interest given automatically on ordinary saving accounts by the banks in India? Particularly where a bank account is compulsorily required.
A: Some Ulama have allowed the paying of taxes with interest money.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)