Paying income tax with the intention of giving sadaqah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can one pay income tax to SARS with the intention of giving sadaqah?


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A: This is not recognised in the Shari’ah. Hence, how can it ever be regarded as an avenue of sadaqah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)