Zakat al-mal to be collected by MIRA

MIRA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Islamic Affairs today, in which the collection of Zakat al-mal by MIRA will commence on 1 June 2016. Under this MoU, training and awareness programs on Zakat al-mal will also be carried out by MIRA from here on.

The MoU was signed today at 1000hrs in a ceremony held at Islamic Centre Hall. The Commissioner General of Taxation, Yazeed Mohamed signing on behalf of MIRA and Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Ziyad signing on behalf of Ministry of Islamic Affairs.

Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Commissioner General of Taxation stated that MIRA will cooperate with the Ministry in order to facilitate the efficient implementation of Zakat system and to create awareness on Zakat al-mal among businesses and other relevant people of the society. Minister of Islamic Affairs noted that a very low contribution is received as Zakat al-mal even though Zakat al-mal is one of the important principles of Islam. He believes that in the context of MIRA being experienced in the implementation of the tax system, the collection of Zakat al-mal will be carried out more efficiently than now.

It has been decided to collect only Zakat al-mal by MIRA and Fitr Zakat will still be collected by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.

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27 Mar 16