In order to encourage contributions to charitable organizations providing earthquake relief in Haiti, Congress has approved a special, early tax deduction.
Taxpayers who make monetary contributions after January 11, 2010, and before March 1, 2010 may deduct the donation on their 2009 tax return rather than waiting until the 2010 return. Gifts of food and clothing do not qualify for the early deduction. More information can be found on the IRS Web site: click here
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Michelle Obama Haiti PSA
The Red Cross released a Public Service Announcement featuring First Lady Michelle Obama urging Americans to donate money to the relief effort in Haiti.