16,000 gave tax portion to political parties last year

Of 41 mn tax payers

(ANSA) - Rome, July 10 - Only 16,518 of 41 million taxpayers last year gave an optional 0.2% portion of their taxes to political parties, the Treasury said Friday. The Democratic Party was top with 199,000 of the 325,000-euro total, followed by the Northern League with 28,000 and Forza Italia with 24,000.
    The option of contributing to political parties was introduced last year as a way of helping them get money after State funding was abolished.
   

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