Good information if you want to help reduce the National Debt. Gifts to Reduce the Debt Held by the Public ARE tax deductible. A contribution in 2008 will be tax deductible in 2009. See instructions below:
From IRS Publication 17 (2007 Tax Year)
Gift To Reduce Debt Held by the Public
You can make a contribution (gift) to reduce debt held by the public. If you wish to do so, make a separate check payable to “Bureau of the Public Debt.” Send your check to:
Bureau of the Public Debt
P.O. Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188.
Or, enclose your separate check in the envelope with your income tax return. Do not add this gift to any tax you owe.
You can deduct this gift as a charitable contribution on next year's tax return if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040).