Is purchasing carbon offsets tax deductible?

A:

No. Purchasing carbon offsets is not a donation but a purchase. As such, purchasing carbon offsets is not tax deductible. Neither is the margin we charge as a fundraiser.

 

A great analogy is how Girl Scouts sell Girl Scout cookies. When we purchase those cookies, it's a purchase not a donation.

Carbon Neutral Indiana is a project of the Indiana Forest Alliance, a 501c3, so donation are tax deductible.