H.R. 4783 Chile Charitable Deduction Bill

Status: Passed the House by voice vote on March 10, 2010.

Text of H.R. 4783 

Allows individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the earthquake in Chile (prior to April 15, 2010) to claim an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return instead of having to wait until next year to claim these deductions on their 2010 tax return.  The bill also includes a provision that would extend the ability to claim the charitable deduction for contributions made to assist victims of the earthquake in Haiti to the same date on 2009 tax returns.