Tag Archives: Haiti

H&R Block Radio Show – Tax Tips for Individuals

Listen here  –  Tax Tips for Individuals                         Read the script of the show below: PROGRAM 1: Tax Tips for Individuals Originally aired:   Thursday, March 25    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o        Thanks for joining §                    Introduce hosts: §                    Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o        Wilson has been […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 542 – Poor Poor Purim

Dear  [firstname], Let’s start with a quick reminder – if you want to take a deduction for contributions to Haiti on your 2009 tax return, you must make your contribution by February 28th. Speaking of February 28th, that is also the last day to take the 2009 EA Exam. Those of you planning to sit for […]

Ten Facts About Claiming Donations Made to Haiti

If you are donating to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti, you may be able to claim those donations on your 2009 tax return. Here are 10 important facts the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about this special provision. A new law allows you to claim donations for Haitian relief on your 2009 […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 537 – Life is Electric

Dear Family, It’s been pouring all morning. Last night, working here in front of the patio window, it suddenly got a bit frightening. Can you be struck by lightening inside your own house? There were flashes so close to me that I had to back away from the computer, the the things on the desk, […]

Contributions to Relief for Haitian Earthquake Victims

Many people may wish to contribute to relief funds for the victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake. Contributions to domestic, tax-exempt, charitable organizations that provide assistance to individuals in foreign lands qualify as tax-deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes, provided that the U.S. organization has full control and discretion over the uses of such funds. […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 536 – Celebrations and Disasters

Dear Family, Happy 60th Birthday to Stevie G! January 15th already. My how time flies. Today, your 4th estimated tax payment is due for 2009. You may need to make a payment you didn’t realize you owed. If you received the benefit of the Making the Work Pay Credit, please check to make sure you […]