Can You Claim Your Pet On Your Income Taxes Or The Expenses For Caring For Your Pet?


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Hello Boss Profile
Hello Boss answered
Only a Service Dog, such as a seeing eye dog, could have expenses deducted on income taxes. Your turtle or parakeet don't count.
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Sherri S
Sherri S commented
And don't forget service dogs include: K9, fire department pooches to name just two more.
Hello Boss
Hello Boss commented
I thought that I covered that in my answer.
Robyn Rothman Profile
Robyn Rothman answered
Don't think some people haven't tried. LOL!  It can cost as much to care for a pet as it does to care for a child, but alas, unless you can get a Social Security Number for a pet (just kidding), they can't be taken as dependents:)
Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
No... But it would be nice if we could.
Two Cents Profile
Two Cents answered
NO.  That would get you in big trouble.
Cheese  Burger Profile
Cheese Burger answered

Among the tax deductions you can take for a service animal are the costs of buying, training, and maintaining the animal. You can also deduct expenses for food, grooming, and veterinary care, according to IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.

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