Gov, revenue comm say Alabama taxpayers can deduct Haiti donations

Montgomery, AL – - Alabama taxpayers who contribute money
to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti can claim those
donations on last year's state income tax returns.
Gov. Bob Riley and State Revenue Commissioner Tim Russell on
Wednesday announced that any monetary contributions made to these
charities between Jan. 11 and March 1 are eligible. That includes
contributions made by text message, check, credit card or debit
Russell explained that by following the federal relief provision
offered to Alabamians on their federal returns, taxpayers will
receive the same tax benefit on their Alabama return.
State and federal tax laws require that taxpayers keep records
of any deductible donations.