Can One Work as a Tax Compliance Caseworker?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Is the following permissible work:

As a compliance caseworker, you’ll use your natural curiosity and investigatory skills to ensure that the right taxes have been paid. This will include analyzing income and spending and working directly with a wide range of customers to understand their financial situations and how much tax they should be paying. Where necessary, you’ll educate the customer and ensure that they understand what they need to do in the future to ensure that they pay the right amount of tax. This role is varied and includes a mix of desk-based investigation as well as visiting taxpayers’ premises. This could include offices, warehouses, pubs, banks, or anywhere a business operates. (UK civil service job)


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

Yes, you can work as a tax compliance case worker. The work does not involve anything impermissible. If you were to have to go to pubs, banks, etc., then this would be permissible as it is for work purposes and part of a job requirement.

[Taqi Usmani, Fiqh al-Buyu’]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.