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Q:

Salams.

I began working last year in August 2015.

My salary goes for my savings and any sort of personal expenditure. My father pays for my basic needs as I am still his dependant.

How does the rule of Khums apply for me?

A:

Alaykum Salaam.

If you began working in August 2014, you would have to count the amount
left after all the expenses incurred at the end of July 2015, then calculate 20% of the remaining money and
give that as Khums. Which means you have made for instance, 31st July as
your ‘end of year Khums date’. 

If you do not have anything left (after all the expenses made) by end of July 2015 then you do not have to pay anything.
Khums is just on surplus.

Fiddha