Yes, it's tax time. Again. There you are, sorting through your shoebox of receipts, searching to find something, anything, that might qualify as a charitable deduction. Those faint chits with the unreadable headers? Come on, you know those are from the corner deli. But what's this? A donation to the X Prize? Congratulations, you've redirected a few of your dollars not only to the future of space travel but away from the federal government: The X Prize Foundation is a tax-free nonprofit. Here, some other potential deductions you may not have realized you qualify for. (And if you didn't give last year, there are always next year's taxes to prepare for.) Who knew you could do your part to help find extraterrestrial life -- or spit in the eye of Microsoft -- with
Uncle Sam's blessing?