It’s official – take Haiti donations on the 2009 return

A report from the Straights Times indicates that President Obama has signed the relief for Haiti tax bill into law. ¬†While it was anticipated that he would sign it (making this not a great newsworthy event for my new blog), it’s nice to finally have this latest twist in the 2009 tax season settled and written in stone.

For more details check out the write-up from Kay Bell at Don’t Mess With Taxes. Joe Kristan also notes that Iowa is unlikely to conform with this latest update, so Iowa taxpayers taking this deduction on their 2009 Federal tax return will have to wait until 2010 to receive the state tax benefit.