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Need a reason to foster a dog? Your expenses could be tax deductible

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Via San Francisco CBS

Shelters sometimes ask volunteers to foster animals.

“We ask people to foster animals that aren’t quite ready for adoption, these are usually puppies or kittens that are underage and they need some nursing care and socialization,” explained Jennifer Scarlett, DVM, co-president of the San Francisco SPCA. “They can also be recovering from injuries or illnesses.”

A judge recently ruled that pet “foster parents" can deduct expenses such as food and medicine on their taxes.

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For more information:

Read the landmark US Tax Court documents Van Dusen vs. Commissioner (PDF)

Visit always informative Pet News and Views for details

IRS Publication 526 Charitable Contributions

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