Internal Revenue Service

Countries Work Together to Combat Tax Evasion, Boost Compliance

State revenue office workers process tax forms in Springfield, Illinois, in 2012

Working with more than 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has extended the time for completion of international tax agreements aimed at fighting offshore tax evasion and boosting global tax compliance.

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Haiti Relief Provision Encourages Charitable Donations by American Taxpayers

Under a special Haiti Relief Provision, Americans who give to IRS qualified charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti by February 28, 2010 can receive an immediate tax break by including the donation on their 2009 returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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