Determining the Khums Year 9item Is one obliged to specify a date for one’s khums year, although he is certain nothing of his income will exceed his living expenditures at the year’s end? What is the ruling regarding an individual who did not specify a certain date for it because he knew that he would not save anything from his income at the year’s end? Is it possible for a husband and wife to specify a single common date for khums, when they both use their incomes together for their costs? Is it obligatory to specify the date of the khums year according to the solar calendar or the lunar one? How does one specify the beginning of the year in order to pay one’s khums? Does one’s khums year begin with the first month of his work or the day when he receives his first salary? Can an individual himself calculate his own khums and then pay it to your attorneys? I am a housewife following Imam Khomeini (q.) in taqlīd. My husband has specified a date for his khums year so as to pay khums on his property. I too sometimes have some income. Can I specify a date for my khums year based on my first income on which I have not paid khums and at the end of the year remove my khums from what remains at hand after paying for the annual expenditure? Would I have to pay khums on money I used during the year towards the costs of visiting the Holy Infallibles (a.) and purchase of presents? A person says that his khums year starts from the 11th month of the year. He forgot about that date and in the 12th month he purchased a rug, a clock, etc. before calculating the khums. Now he wants to change his khums year’s date to Ramadan. It must be pointed out that this person has presently a khums debt of 83,000 tumans relating to the last two years which he is presently paying in installments. What would your ruling be with regards the two (Imam’s and sayyids’) shares of khums which would apply to the rug, clock, etc.? Should unmarried youths who live with their parents specify their own date for the khums year? When would their year start? How would they calculate for that?