Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pet Bill in Congress!!!

     There is a bill sitting in Congress right now that would allow pet owners to take a tax deduction for their pet up to $3500. A pet owner would have to meet the criteria for his/her pet. Meaning they have ownership and it is alive. This deduction would be for the health care costs of the pet.

     It is called Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) act. Bill number H.R. 3501. If passed it would be in effect by December 31 2009 meaning that the tax year 2010 pets could be claimed on the 2010 tax forms.

     This bill is designed to promote responsible pet care. It does not apply to the acquisition of a pet but for the medical care of one’s pet. Contact your local representative and tell them you want this bill passed for all the pet owners in the United States.



1 comment:

@eloh said...

I didn't know about this...but my first reaction is pure horror. I see dogs chained to trees by the thousands.