Bumped: ASPCA promoting tax relief for pet medical care
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    This came in today and I thought I would send along.

    To find out more and download a sample letter go to link to http://www.aspca.org/
    and type HAPPY Act, H.R. 3501 in the search field at top right.


    Dear Animal Advocates,

    Introduced by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, H.R. 3501—known as the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”) Act—is a federal bill that would reward responsible pet parents by allowing them to keep more money in their pockets come tax time.

    We all want to give our animal companions the best care we possibly can, but it seems that pet care costs are always on the rise—and these days, it’s harder than ever to stretch the family budget. That’s why the ASPCA supports H.R. 3501, which would amend U.S. tax code to allow qualifying pet care expenses, including veterinary care, to be tax-deductible.

    This means that when you prepare your income taxes, money you spent on pet care that year would count as non-taxable income—and you can deduct up to $3,500 per year!

    Please help us support the HAPPY Act, H.R. 3501.

    What You Can Do
    Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online to send an email to your U.S. representative and urge him or her to support and cosponsor the HAPPY Act, H.R. 3501.

    Thank you for supporting this bill and being part of our team!
  • That is a rad idea. Positive reinforcement for owners to keep current with vet visits. :) Depending on what gets considered 'qualifying' it might also allow people to consider more expensive treatments for issues rather than less effective treatments or ultimately euthanasia.
    Post edited by Unknown User at -0001-11-30 00:00:00