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Scenario: We rescued a momma dog in December and she birthed 10 puppies. We found good homes for all except momma and 2 pups. In March we contacted a rescue that will help find homes. Since that rescue contact was made, we have had a lot of trips to vet for their health certificate, including spay/neuter, and shots. Does that mileage qualify as tax deductible since the rescue is a non profit?

Accountant's Assistant: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?

Just that the rescue group was 30 minutes away from home and the trips were made back and forth for the puppies care.

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If the rescue is a 501(c) non-profit then you can treat the mileage as maileage pertaining to the charitable activity as deductible. You need to keep some sort of record or log.

See page 19 here relating to out of pocket expenses:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf

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