Interest (Riba)

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Paying off Taxes with interest money

Can I utilise interest money to pay this tax? I am paying monthly tax as I am working for the government. My question simply is Now that I submitted my tax return I there is a deficit and the shortfall must be paid by me?

Answer:

There are two types of taxes:

1. Legitimate Tax
2. Illegitimate Tax

 

Legitimate Tax:

Tax that is justifiable, valid and not ridiculous is termed legitimate tax and has to be paid. Interest money cannot be used to pay this tax.

Illegitimate Tax:

Using interest money to build toilets and wudhu khana

Can interest money be used to pay for toilet facility and whudu kahanas for an orphanage?

Answer:

There are two views among the Ulama regarding the disposal of interest money received from the bank:

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