Question:

I recently made a donation to a tzedaka organization using their online website. I accidentally clicked submit more than once and was charged on my credit card more times than I had wanted to be. I don’t want to ask the organization for a refund, but am I able to count the extra tzedaka given as maaser for future money earned?
For example, I had meant to donate $15 but instead was charged $30. When I earn $150, can I count the $15 maaser as already having been given?

Answer:

Yes, Maaser may be preempted, this is as if you are giving your maaser fund a “loan”.

 

Sources:

Pischei Teshuva beginning of Y:D 249.

 

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