Tax Break Deadline For 2009 Is Today

12.31.09 | FL News Team

Time is running out for Americans who want to reap the benefits of tax breaks this year. Today is the deadline to take advantage of those benefits. Along with being the last day for 2009 tax breaks, this is the busiest day of the year for making donations to charities. The sagging economy has put a big pinch on charity giving, but some say they actually have seen an increase in donations. A report by cfnews13.com in Orlando says Salvation Army officials say they received 79-million-dollars more in their kettle donations over last year. The organization adds some people donate for the tax break, but must open their wallets just to help others.