UB Amil and Zakat Agency is Now Under the Command of BAZNAS

BAZIS UB is increasingly showing its role. Now, its position is not just collecting and distributing the ZIS funds it receives, but can also become a tax cutter for UB academic community. One more step, BAZIS UB will make a more meaningful contribution.

The Amil Zakat Infaq and Sodaqoh Agency of Universitas Brawijaya (BAZIS UB) now becomes Zakat Collection Unit (UPZ) under the National Amil Zakat Agency (BAZNAS). This change is based on the BAZNAS East Java Provincial Decree Number 12/SK/UPZ/BAZNAS.JTM/IV/2024 concerning the Establishment of the East Java Provincial BAZNAS Zakat Collection Unit, Universitas Brawijaya.

Head of Bazis UB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Imam Santoso, MP said, BAZIS UB as UPZ BAZNAS has an institutional strategic role in supporting the collection of zakat, infaq and sadaqah funds and distributing them to mustahiq. In addition, it also provides benefits for muzakki since apart from being useful for purifying assets, now the zakat paid can be a reduction in tax obligations, according to applicable regulations. “Therefore, now and in the future, Bazis UB will proactively raise zakat funds and distribute them to asnaf or zakat recipients who are entitled to receive zakat according to zakat sharia provisions,” he said.

For information, BAZIS UB apart from being formed for the process of submitting a decree to become a UPZ, BAZIS UB carries out several stages, namely submitting a Baznas proposal to East Java Province and administrative verification. BAZNAS East Java Province then carries out administrative verification which consists of the composition of prospective UPZ administrators and advisors, as well as a statement letter from the institution stating that the prospective administrators and advisors are officials, employees, workers, members or congregation members of the institution concerned. (OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)