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DONATE THE 8X1000.
TO WHOMEVER YOU CHOOSE.
The 8×1000 is the portion of IRPEF (Italian personal income tax) distributed to religious denominations that signed an agreement with the Italian State. The Italian Buddhist Union is one of them.
It does not cost anything to choose a recipient. The 8×1000 figure is already included in the total, not added to it.
Taxpayers simply have the option to choose the beneficiary of their contribution. Contributions from taxpayers who do not list a beneficiary are also distributed to religious denominations, for an amount proportionate to the preferences expressed by all who did.
In Italy, less than 50% of contributors exercise this right.
The 5×1000 is instead an optional, additional contribution, shared among entities that carry out socially useful activities.
Plurality, understanding, responsibility.
That is what all of us work for at the Italian Buddhist Union. We use the sums received through your 8×1000 contributions to fund non-denominational projects and/or initiatives led by entities of all denominations. We truly believe that everything is connected.
For the Italian Buddhist Union the 8×1000 means 8 x all.
How to sign and donate your 8×1000 to the Italian Buddhist Union
Can be filed by taxpayers without a VAT number whom, in addition to income from pensions, employment or similar sources, have other revenue and/or tax credits/deductions to report on their income tax return.
Is for individuals who are exempt from filing an income tax return because their only income is from pensions, employment or similar sources.
INCOME STATEMENT FORM
Is for taxpayers who opt not to use the 730 form, or who are legally required to fill out this form.
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Some of the projects we financed (2018-2020)
We allocated 4 million Euros to the Covid-19 emergency effort in Italy. Of these, 1.5 million went to Public Safety, 1.5 million to 90 Non-Profit organizations, and 1 million to support cultural activities across the Italian territory. Our commitment also regards the post-pandemic phase: when it will be crucial to support those who care for the most vulnerable individuals; and moreover, uphold the trust of all Italians who chose to give their 8×1000 contribution to the Italian Buddhist Union.
Doctors Without Borders
We allocated 200,000 Euros to support Doctors Without Borders, to help improve the alarming living conditions within refugee camps in Greece. This includes the pediatrics clinic outside of Moria, the adults’ mental health center in Mytilene, and initiatives aimed to improve the hygiene and sanitary conditions in the Moria camp, where over 20,000 refugees are currently sharing facilities designed to hold up to 3,000 people.
Community of Sant’Egidio
This hospitality and integration project currently benefits 100 refugees who arrived in Italy from Lebanon since September of 2018. In the first phase, the program provides basic necessities, and thereafter helps them integrate into our culture and workforce. The Italian Buddhist Union contributed 100,000 Euros to this project, thus giving tangible form to the values of the Dharma.
Policlinico San Matteo of Pavia
This project supports children with cancer, their families, and doctors in charge of their care. With funds received from 8×1000 contributions, the Italian Buddhist Union was able to provide psychological support, reception services and guidance on social services, welfare and patient’s rights within the Policlino San Matteo of Pavia Pediatric Oncology Department.
Albero della Vita Foundation
The Foundation strives to end violence against migrant women in the Milan metropolitan area. It conducts research, provides opportunities for reflection and debate, and aims to educate, raise awareness and communicate information on the matter of gender-based violence. All of this is at the heart of a project that gives migrant women the opportunity of being defended, protected, and become aware of their own rights.
Fratello Onlus Association
This non-profit strives to save the lives of children with heart conditions living in Mechi and Kanali, two of the poorest and most forgotten areas of Nepal and the world. It gives them a chance to be cured through surgery and regular follow ups. It also ensures access to local medical camps providing basic health care services to over 5,000 men, women and children. The Italian Buddhist Union has chosen to support this project by the Fratello Onlus Association.