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.