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Pet costs, are deductible?

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tried to search but not found it.. anyone knows if cost for veterinary and pet vaccination are tax deductible?

I earn >120K so I have to fill the tax form.

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Re: Pet costs, are deductible?

No, they are not.

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Hello,

tried to search but not found it.. anyone knows if cost for veterinary and pet vaccination are tax deductible?

Thank you,

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Hello,

tried to search but not found it.. anyone knows if cost for veterinary and pet vaccination are tax deductible?

I earn >120K so I have to fill the tax form.

Thank you,

S.
No! In which country in the world are pet costs tax deductible?
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No! In which country in the world are pet costs tax deductible?
In Italy they are. And we're not talking of the best example of economy management.
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Re: Pet costs, are deductible?

Theres quite some pet owners who insist to have receipts for dogwalking service. What is it for?
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Old 11.01.2013, 16:12
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Re: Pet costs, are deductible?

They are only deductible against earnings.

If you say some puppies/kittens, you need to report that as income. So in that case the cost of vets/vaccines, etc are deductible.
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Theres quite some pet owners who insist to have receipts for dogwalking service. What is it for?
Perhaps for accountability for services used either for their own records of expenditure, or, in case the police contact you about how long you have been using the dog walkers......this happened to me. Though I didn't provide receipts nor had to.
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They are only deductible against earnings.

If you say some puppies/kittens, you need to report that as income. So in that case the cost of vets/vaccines, etc are deductible.
Sorry I don't understand this sentence (I'm not English mother tongue..)

Could you help a little more?

I do have 2 dogs, I spend a lot of money in vaccinations etc and as they're member of the "family" and I do pay a tax for having them, I think it's fair deduct that cost.
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Old 11.01.2013, 16:21
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Re: Pet costs, are deductible?

You cannot deduct pet costs here (unless you are a breeder, in which case they aren't pets anyway).

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Sorry I don't understand this sentence (I'm not English mother tongue..)

Could you help a little more?

I do have 2 dogs, I spend a lot of money in vaccinations etc and as they're member of the "family" and I do pay a tax for having them, I think it's fair deduct that cost.
I missed a word!

If you _SELL_ some puppies/kittens the money you earn from that needs to be listed as income. So in that case, you can deduct the costs of vaccines/vet visits/"saille".

But only against the income you made from them. You can't deduct more than you earned from selling the puppies/kittens.



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You cannot deduct pet costs here (unless you are a breeder, in which case they aren't pets anyway).

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Yes. This is what I'm trying to say.

Although when we did it I was listed as a breeder, I don't think you need to be an official breeder. It can be with your pet, but it's just the cost of the pups against the sale of the pups. Most people dont' bother to report the income so no need to deduct the costs.
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Sorry I don't understand this sentence (I'm not English mother tongue..)

Could you help a little more?

I do have 2 dogs, I spend a lot of money in vaccinations etc and as they're member of the "family" and I do pay a tax for having them, I think it's fair deduct that cost.
Why should the tax payer pay for you to have two dogs? If they did that I would go and get a hundred tomorrow...
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Why should the tax payer pay for you to have two dogs? If they did that I would go and get a hundred tomorrow...
Maybe the same reason the tax payer has to pay for people who have no jobs, and their children, and their children?

But, I agree, it is silly to consider these taxable deductions.
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Hello,

tried to search but not found it.. anyone knows if cost for veterinary and pet vaccination are tax deductible?

I earn >120K so I have to fill the tax form.

Thank you,

S.
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Theres quite some pet owners who insist to have receipts for dogwalking service. What is it for?
To weed out the dog walkers who are working 'schwarz'.

Folks who refuse to give a receipt - whatever the work - usually do so because they are not declaring that income, and thus working illegally.

I've interviewed many sitters searching for that holy grail, a responsible qualified legal dog sitter - and in that search have come across quite a few people who insist on working illegally. I don't want to be party to that in any way.

Bottom line: If a sitter can't be trusted to follow the law - be it qualification, registration, or taxes - how could I ever trust him/her to follow my instructions for caring for my dogs?


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But to the original question.

Nope.

I spend far more on veterinary medicine than I do on the human variety - but nope, nothing is deductable. My dogs are my hobby, up to me to finance their care and welfare.
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Why should the tax payer pay for you to have two dogs? If they did that I would go and get a hundred tomorrow...
you could ask the same regarding children, and yet...
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Re: Pet costs, are deductible?

Only if you eat them for the purposes of a business dinner with an established client / supplier. Then you can deduct 50% from your tax return.

I do it every year, it saves a few Francs. Those crusty meat pies (tortoises) are notoriously hard to crack open though.
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Alas, it would be more cost effective to eat a kg of caviar than our rabbits!

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