Haiti Tax Break Debated

The House and Senate are making progress toward allowing Minnesotans who have donated to Haiti earthquake victims to get tax breaks on returns they file this year.

“The Jan. 12 disaster happened so close to the New Year that I believe people should be allowed to report their financial contributions on 2009 tax returns,” Sen. Tax Chairman Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said. “Even though many Minnesotans are themselves struggling they still found a way to reach out to the victims of this horrific disaster."