Working for the Tax department in a non-Muslim country has become very common. It is permissible if this is with the intention to maintain fairness. It is also preferable to change this job the earliest possible. 

Working for the Tax Department

Similar Questions

  • Working for Customs and the Tax authority.

The Issue

In non-Muslim countries the government has offices to organize and administer a system to levy taxes on individuals and companies. Can a Muslim work for this type of institution?


The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America says that it is permissible to work for the Tax department providing such work is with the intention of being kind to people, maintain fairness and reduce injustice. It is preferable to leave such work when a suitable alternative is available.


This is something that has become very common and hence a concession of permissibility has been given.


  • Decisions of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America.

  • Decisions of the European Council for Fatwa and Research.