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IRS allows immediate deductions for Haiti donations


MADISON (WKOW) -- The IRS is allowing taxpayers to submit qualifying Haiti charitable donations for immediate tax relief.

Organizations doing charitable work in Haiti received tens of millions of dollars from text message donations alone.

Cash contributions are eligible for deduction from 2009 returns if the donations were made between Jan. 11 and March 1, 2010.

This includes contributions made by text message, check, credit card or debit card.

"I've been doing tax returns for 40 years," said Marshall Mennenga of Mennenga Tax and Financial Services in Madison. "This is the 2nd or 3rd time.  It's very rare for this to happen."

For more information, visit the IRS website by clicking here.

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