# …May I instead just be mochel it to them and have in mind that its from Ma’aser?

Full Question:

On Purim I made a donation online for Matanos L’Evyonim, and it seemed not to go through so I did it again, and later found out that I was charged twice. Am I allowed to ask for it back?

Now, if yes, I would still be uncomfortable to do so, so may I instead just be mochel it to them and have in mind that its from Ma’aser?

Yes, you can count the amount given by accident towards your Maaser.

Sources:

ראה הרמ”א ביו”ד סי’ רנ”ח סעי’ ב’, עמק התשובה (קארלסבורג) ח”ב סי’ פ”ד, אמרי יושר ח”ב סי’ קמ”ח, ועוד.

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