It is not too late to get a deduction on your 2010 income taxes by making a year-end donation to The Rotary Foundation. According to IRS rules, contributions are deductible in the year they are made. Checks count for 2010 as long as they are mailed in 2010 and clear shortly thereafter. Donations charged to a credit card before the end of the year count for 2010 even if the bill isn't paid until 2011. When you contribute to the Foundation, you advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Deadlines: Checks: Must be postmarked no later than 31 December 2010 and received by The Rotary Foundation by Wednesday, 5 January 2011. Wire transfers: Must be initiated before 31 December 2010 and received by Monday, 3 January 2011. For wire transfer account details, please e-mail Foundation staff . Credit cards: Via or fax (+1-847-556-2139) must be authorized before 31 December 2010, midnight (CST).