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tsunami donations made through the end of January 2005 might be deductible on 2004 returns

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 10:31 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2005

Found this in the Salt Lake Tribune: A bill sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and top Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, of Montana, would allow tsunami donations made through the end of January to be deducted on 2004 returns.


Aides to both senators predicted quick congressional passage for the measure.


Update: From the IRS web site; under a new law enacted on Jan. 7, donors who itemize are allowed to claim on their 2004 tax returns charitable donations made during Jan. 2005 for the relief of the tsunami victims.



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   Hans Henrik H. Heming

January 9, 2005 @ 1:40 am   

Today we collect – but how much?

It’s amazing – Denmark has today collectively decided to turn in some pocket change in favour of the victims of the BIG Tsunami in Asia.

One of the biggest newspapers in Denmark writes about the different private contributions pr. country and pr. Citizen – the numbers are from yesterday; in Danish currency – Kroner:

Norway: 76 Kr pr. citizen – 344 mill.; country as a hole

Switzerland: 76 Kr pr. citizen – 548 mill.; country as a hole

Netherlands: 51 Kr pr. citizen – 836 mill.; country as a hole

Sweden: 37 Kr pr. citizen – 338 mill.; country as a hole

Ireland: 30 Kr pr. citizen – 120 mill.; country as a hole

Australia: 28 Kr pr. citizen – 499 mill.; country as a hole

Denmark: 25 Kr pr. citizen – 135 mill.; country as a hole

Finland: 24 Kr pr. citizen – 124 mill.; country as a hole

Germany: 23 Kr pr. citizen – 1.878 mill.; country as a hole

Saudi A.: 23 Kr pr. citizen – 570 mill.; country as a hole

Great Britain: 18 Kr pr. citizen – 1.055 mill.; country as a hole

Greece: 11 Kr pr. citizen – 127 mill.; country as a hole

Austria: 9,5 Kr pr. citizen – 77 mill.; country as a hole

France: 4,5 Kr pr. citizen – 276 mill.; country as a hole

USA: 2,3 Kr pr. citizen – 677 mill.; country as a hole

Take a good look – isn’t it remarkable how those figures looks. Why is Norway in front – 30XUSA – Come on USA – you can do much much better than that!!!!!

Best Regards

Hans Henrik

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