So the government says you can deduct your donations to Haiti on 2009 taxes. Does that mean I can deduct an amount for the Army mandated donation of my husband to the Haiti relief effort?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Jan. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 5:46 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
I find this a little crazy. What happened in Haiti WAS awful. I get that. I do not begrudge them a SINGLE CENT being donated to their relief and have donated to that relief specifically myself. That being said........what makes a donation to THIS cause more worthy than to another cause? What makes THIS cause BETTER? I think they open the door with this for other people to say they want THEIR Jan, Feb, March donations to XYZ to be tax deductible on the 09 taxes TOO. Is there a good REASON WHY people need that tax deduction NOW? Just a little crazy.
Answer by momof030404 at 5:55 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by momof030404 at 5:56 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
What organization did the donation go to? Write that organization (or call) and ask for a receipt for tax purposes. If its a non-profit it should be tax deductible. USAID is not a non profit, so if the donation was to them you may be out of luck.
Answer by SRiveroC at 8:05 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by older at 8:07 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
the point is, her husband had to go over there. if everyone else can get a tax credit for their monetary donations, then what is she going to get for her husband having to go over.
OIC well then that's asinine. Does anyone get a tax credit for doing their job? Its an admirable job yes, but I think her question, if thats what is meant by it, undermines the integrity of the military.
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:05 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2010