Dog as Tax Deduction
Finally! Taxes are done and we can now FINALLY relax.
Let’s face it. Doing tax sucks. Playing with your dog great.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could “write off” your awesome dog?
Well, as odd as it sounds, Thaddeus McCotter, a Republican Congressman from the 11th district of Michigan, has proposed a bill to, yes, WRITE off your pet (well, the expenses at least):
7/31/2009–Introduced.Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act – Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax deduction, up to $3,500 per year, for pet care expenses (including veterinary care).
Did it pass? Nope.
Shot down? Nope.
Will it pass? Who knows? But it was proposed 2 years ago.
Keep your fingers crossed.
But this pet tax law is 10,000 times better than the one in Switzerland. You know the one where Swiss government said it would kill your pet if you didn’t pay the pet tax?
Oh well. You can’t write off your pet.
But you still can make tax deductible contributions to your local animal shelter or humane society, like this one: