While not exactly tech news, it is something that impacts every American tax payer.

According to The New York Times, both houses of the U.S. Congress have decided to make monetary donations to earthquake relief in Haiti tax deductible from your 2009 returns.  This is unusual in the fact that donations usually have to be made in the calendar year that you want to take them off your taxes.

If you make a monetary donation to a recognized charity inside the United States between Jan. 11th and March 1st, you have the option of applying it either your 2009 return, or saving it for your 2010 return.  You will need a receipt of your donation of course, and, again, it must meet the other criteria.  You can read all about it in this CCH briefing (PDF link).

Of course this shouldn’t be your only motivation for donating to help with relief from this devastating natural disaster, but every little bit helps.

If you need assistance in determining what legitimate charities you can donate to, make sure to check the resources we put in our Haitian Earthquake Relief post.

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