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Amazon has a charity organization called smile.amazon.com where they give a small percentage to a charity of my choice. Does this count as Ma’aser?

 

Answer:

As per the description quoted below, it is basically amazon.com donating charity in lieu of your purchase and can not be considered Ma’aser.

 

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

 

 

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