Income tax and Zakat are separate taxes: income tax is on income, whereas Zakat is a tax on idle savings (Fiqh Ahmadiyyah, vi p. 353). They have separate
On our Jama‘at receipts, the first category of financial sacrifice is listed as Zakat, our Zakat should be paid under this category and should not be given under
When asked whether Zakat can be given directly to a person in need locally or if it should be sent to Markaz, Hadrat Musleh Mau‘ud ra said:
All Zakat is sent directly to international headquarters and is allocated from there under the guidance of the Khalifah.