What do I do with surplus tax returns?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Muslim citizens residing in non-Muslim countries should abide by those rules and laws of their countries which are not contrary to Shariah. Going against the laws of a government can put one into disgrace and in harm’s way.
The money obtained does not belong to you as you did not contribute to it, hence this money should be given away in charity.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mawlana Faraz Ibn Adam,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.