If you want to donate to Children’s Hospital Boston do it now.
Why?
On September 23, 2005, President Bush signed into law an expansive relief package for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to this special legislation, taxpayers will find it easier to support hurricane relief while also remembering their favorite charities.
Bottom line: there was an increase in the deduction limit.
Example:
Lets suppose that Carlos has an adjusted gross income of $200,000 and he made contributions to various charities amounting to $50,000 prior to August 28. Carlos then contributes an additional $150,000 in cash to Dr. Geha or Dr. Nurko at Children’s Hospital Boston between August 28th and Dec. 31, 2005. Carlos will be able to deduct $200,000 in 2005, resulting in zero income tax. Prior to the increase in the deduction limit, Carlos would have been able to deduct only $100,000 in 2005, though the excess could have been carried forward for up to five additional years.
Raif S. Geha, MD, was one of the doctors who discovered the unique genetic mutation on the NEMO gene that causes Andy’s PID. His center is working to determine the molecular basis of PID while setting standards for patient care. For more information on supporting PID research and treatment at Children’s, contact Brandt Henderson in the Children’s Hospital Trust at (617) 355-5342 or brandt.henderson@chtrust.org.
Samuel Nurko, MD, provides diagnosis and treatment for children with disorders resulting from abnormal motility of the gastrointestinal tract. To support the center or clinical research studies, contact Kathleen Corcoran in the Children’s Hospital Trust at (617) 355-2370 or kathleen.corcoran@chtrust.org.

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