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Dharmalaya’s Legal Status as a Registered Charitable Society (NGO)

Dharmalaya Society is registered under the Himachal Pradesh Societies Registration Act of 2006 (registration number 4305) and is recognised by the Government of India as a tax-exempt charitable organisation under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Dharmalaya is also a member organisation of the Earthville Network, a global nonprofit organisation (INGO) founded in India in 1997 and incorporated in California, USA, in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organisation.

As such, charitable contributions to Dharmalaya are tax-deductible in both India and the USA, to the extent allowed by law. For information about how to donate, click here.


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