Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalamu Alaikum Oa Rahmatullah
Question 01: As far I know, VAT is considered as zulm in Islam executed by the government. It is just like robbing one’s personal resources. For this, despite his paying the VAT to avoid harassment from the government, the victim has the full right to take his wealth from the government in any way. But again he should adopt a way approved by the government to avoid further harassment.
Considering the above rule, is it permissible for me to give VAT from my personal resources first (to avoid the harassment of not paying VAT) and after that purchase government approved interest based bonds with the intention that I will receive the interest portion of the Bond in exchange of my paid VAT which was taken from me unjustly?
Question 02: I have to purchase government approved interest based bonds to get income tax rebate from goverment. May I receive the interest portion of that bond with the intention of receiving my paid VAT and income tax?
Question.03: My income tax is paid by employer as per employment contract. But I personally maintain my tax file via my tax lawyer at the tax office. My employer directly pays the income tax to the tax department and then hands over to me the documents of payment of income tax of mine to facilitate tax file settlement and getting income tax certificate. In this case, it is permissible for me to receive interest from government bond with the intention of taking back the paid income tax?
May Allah keep you as well as your zurriyyah with ‘aafiyaat & mu’aafaat. Aameen.