Haiti and Chile Earthquakes

Donations to CBHF by Feb. 28 Can Be Claimed on Your Tax Return

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–February 24, 2010.  The deadline for taxpayers who want to claim individual donations to nonprofits providing Haiti earthquake relief on their US tax returns is Sunday, February 28.

In January the Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals who itemize deductions to IRS-approved charities – such as the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund – on their tax returns will qualify for this special tax relief provision. To qualify for the tax break, American taxpayers must have made cash contributions after Jan. 11, 2010 and dated no later than February 28, 2010. This includes contributions made online, by text message, check, credit card or debit card. Non-cash contributions, such as supplies, do not qualify.

Click here to make a secure donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund by February 28.

As outlined in an IRS press release, taxpayers have the option of deducting these contributions on either their 2009 or 2010 returns, but not both.

To date, more than 200,000 individuals have donated over $31 million to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and the Fund has allocated $4 million in the first month after the disaster to relief and recovery efforts, partnering with such organizations on the ground as Catholic Relief Services, Concern Worldwide US, Haitian NGO Gheskio, International Medical Corps, and Project Medishare, to provide immediate relief and long-term assistance in the form of medical care and supplies, mobile clinics, water purification, hygiene kits, education assistance, and recovery supplies for hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Saint Martin and Martissant.

About the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

In the aftermath of the earthquake, President Barack Obama asked President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of assistance. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and “build back better.”

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is doing this by working with and supporting the efforts of reputable 501(c)(3) nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations. Presidents Clinton and Bush oversee the CBHF through their respective nonprofit organizations, the William J. Clinton Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas. One hundred percent of donations received by the Clinton Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas go directly to relief efforts. For more information, visit www.clintonbushhaitifund.org.


Source: clintonfoundation.org