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I have 3 dogs is there anyway I can substract their medical

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I have 3 dogs is there anyway I can substract their medical expenses they add up to a hughe amount of my income?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 5 years ago.

LEV :

Hi and welcome to Just Answer!
The HAPPY Bill (the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years Act was introduced - and if approved - it would allow a new itemized deduction for "qualified pet care expenses" up to $3500 a year.
See details here - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3501:

So far - your only option to deduct expenses related to your dogs - as medical expenses for the costs of buying, training, and maintaining a guide dog or other service animal to assist a visually impaired or hearing-impaired person, or a person with other physical disabilities.
Sorry if you expected a different answer.

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