1/25/10 UPDATE: The Senate passed the bill as well, and President Obama has signed it into law – http://www.accountingweb.com/topic/tax/obama-signs-hr-4462-making-haiti-donations-deductible-2009-tax-returns.
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously a bill that allows individuals who make donations to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return instead of having to wait until next year to claim these deductions on their 2010 tax return.
See the full press release at http://waysandmeans.house.gov/News.asp?FormMode=release&ID=996. [Updated Link: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=10955]
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