Jepara, 02 Nov 2017. PUSKAS BAZNAS has attended as the speaker of National Seminar "Strategy of Zakat Development in Indonesia" held by Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), University of Nahdhatul Ulama (UNISNU) Jepara in cooperation with Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS) Jepara.

In the first session, was presented the two zakat studies. Firstly zakat potential from the Small and Medium Micro Enterprise (SMME) sectors of Jepara and secondly zakat optimization from the masjid (mosques) as the BAZNAS agents in developing zakat of Jepara.

The second session, the delivery material related to the development of zakat Jepara from the Islamic jurisprudence perspective by Members of BAZNAS Jepara, K.H. Muhsonduri continued by the Chairman of BAZNAS Jepara, H. Noor Arifin, SE. M.Si in the theme of the next strategies of zakat development in Jepara . In his presentation Baznas Jepara has prepared various strategies, such as the strategy to make mosques in Jepara as BAZANS partners, other strategy is by creating alms of "zakat" coupon to be spread throughout Jepara society. Such breakthroughs are very necessary to approach the realization of zakat potential of Jepara rp. 400 billion, which is now only about 5% realization.

The third session, the material was presented by the deputy director of the Center for Strategic Studies, BAZNAS, Dr. Muhammad Hasbi Zaenal with the theme of strategy and opportunity of zakat development in Indonesia 2017-2020. In his presentation he conveyed many things related to national strategy in increasing the participation of muzaki, among them is through the proposed zakat into tax deduction instrument where if this can be realized it will increase the zakat collection up to rp. 20 trillion. As well as through the amendment of Presidential Instruction No. 3/2014 on the appeal to government employees to pay zakat via payrol system, to be upgraded from appeal situation to absolute system through payrol system, if this can be realized predicted will be able to increase zakat collection until rp. 20 trillion.

(puskasbaznas.com)