As a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), I received word from them that there is a new bill that has just gone to the House Committee of Ways and Means that would allow individual pet owners to deduct up to $3500 per year in Qualified pet care related expenses. It has a way to go before it may pass, but it is being looked at. This would be very cool indeed.click here to read more about it.
The measure was introduced on July 31, 2009, and is numbered HR3501. It is called the “Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years, or HAPPY Act.” All costs for pet care expenses, including veterinary expenses would be included. The costs of acquiring the pet would not qualify.
For more information on this piece of exciting legislation,