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Legislation to Allow Individuals to Deduct the Cost of Pet Care Expenses

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,

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  • The Woof Blog October 21, 2009, 12:28 am

    Time to Fight for Tax Break for Pet Care Costs


    I told you in a previous post about the HAPPY Act, or the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years act. You can read that post about
    H.R. 3501 right now. If the bill passes, pet owners will be able to write off up to $3500 each year on their taxes for qualified pet care costs.

    Read about the HAPPY Act here.

    I am bringing this up again because now is the time to act. All pet owners need to take action so this bill does get passed. Please call, write, or email …

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