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Tax Evading


Sallams, 1.)Is it allowed to evade from government tax by should false financial statement? Eg. Showing higher purchases (false purchases) to reduce the amount of profit so that you pay less tax to the government. 2.)Working for a company which does tax evading is allowed? 3.) Bribing to escape from getting caught on tax evading allowed? Wassalaam.



Wa Alaykum salaam
Thank you for your question. According to Ayatullah Sistani (hA) evading taxes is problematic and if taxes are part of the conditions of working and living in that country, then you must abide by conditions you have agreed to by working and living there.
May you always be successful
Zohair Ali.