Sunday, February 28, 2010

The end of Black History Month but we go on

Today is the last day of Black History Month. Van Jones is back, better than ever. Desiree Rogers is gone, but she'll be back too.

The IRS clock is about to strike midnight, if you want to apply Haiti earthquake relief donations to 2009. Your contribution must be made "before March 1" which in plain English means do it by Feb. 28. (I made mine a few days ago.) From the February 2010 Partners in Health e-bulletin:

"Taxpayers can count charitable contributions made for relief efforts in Haiti on either their 2009 or 2010 tax returns.

"Under new legislation, donations that are "cash contributions made for the relief of victims in areas affected by the earthquake in Haiti" can be deducted in 2009 as long as they are made after January 11, 2010 and before March 1, 2010."


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