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PUBLIC LAW 111-1Zo---aNi. Z ,
124 STAT. 3
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Public Law 111-126U
To accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the
relief of victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ACCELERATION OF INCOME TAX BENEFITS FOR CHARI-
TABLE CASH CONTRIBUTIONS FOR RELIEF OF VICTIMS
OF EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI.
(a) IN GENERAL.-For purposes of section 170 of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, a taxpayer may treat any contribution
described in subsection (b) made after January 11, 2010, and before
March 1, 2010, as if such contribution was made on December
31, 2009, and not in 2010.
(b) CONTRIBUTION DESCRIBED.-A contribution is described in
this subsection if such contribution is a cash contribution made
for the relief of victims in areas affected by the earthquake in
Haiti on January 12, 2010, for which a charitable contribution
deduction is allowable under section 170 of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986.
(c) RECORDKEEPING.-In the case of a contribution described
in subsection (b), a telephone bill showing the name of the donee
organization, the date of the contribution, and the amount of the
contribution shall be treated as meeting the recordkeeping require-
ments of section 170(f)(17) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
(d) PAYGO.-All applicable provisions in this section are des-
ignated as an emergency for purposes of pay-as-you-go principles.
Approved January 22, 2010.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.R. 4462:
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20, considered and passed House.
21, considered and passed Senate.
Jan. 22, 2010