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Summary of Question:Can Tax Paid To Govt Used For Social Needs Be Counted As Dasvandh
Category:General Sikhism
Date Posted:Saturday, 4/23/2011 4:04 AM MDT

we pay 25 % to the government as income and other taxes , a part of which say 1/3 may be used for social services for the poor. can this 1/3 be counted as a part of our dasvandh ?

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No! Das Vandh is the tenth of your gross income. You give to Guru...the Unknown...as a return to the GIVER in gratitude. It is not your tax obligation to the government. SK



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