The National Council of the Istituto Buddista Italiano Soka Gakkai voted to use 8×1000 funds to support social and humanitarian activities, embracing the value of Buddhist humanism as its guiding principle.
8×1000 (eight per thousand, or 0.8%) is a percentage of citizens’ individual income tax (IRPEF) that can be assigned to the Italian State or religious confessions. The 8×1000 of IRPEF can be assigned to the Istituto Buddista Italiano Soka Gakkai, pursuant to art. 18 of Law no. 130/2016, by signing in the dedicated slot of one’s individual income tax return form.