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The Auroville Foundation has been authorised to issue tax exemption receipts to Indian tax payers for donations favouring Matrimandir, Lands for Auroville Unified (LFAU), as well as for educational & scientific research projects. Such donations are 100% tax exempted under section35.1.ii or 35.1.iii of the Indian Income Tax Act.
Donations for all other projects in Auroville, such as Housing, Farms, Forest, etc. are 50% tax exempted for Indian tax payers under section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act. For further details, refer to www.auroville.org/contents/2835
Indian donors wishing to obtain a tax exempt receipt need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org first in order to determine if the donation proposed is eligible for a tax exemption receipt.
Donations made directly to Auroville from abroad do not qualify for tax exemption in the home country. If you require a tax exemption you are advised to route your donation to Auroville via the Auroville International Centre (AVI) in your respective country. For further details, refer to www.auroville.org/contents/2835