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The HAPPY ACT, H.R. 3501 – Let’s get this goin’!

September 23, 2009

Do you have pets? Have you often commented that you would like to claim them on your taxes? Well, it’s almost as good as claiming them on your taxes – check out the information I have directly from the ASPCA website regarding H.R. 3501 – They HAPPY Act – Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the years (HAPPY). Please if you have pets you need to do this – check out what the benefit to you is on your taxes to support this Act.

From the ASPCA

H.R. 3501—Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”)
ActSponsor: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
ASPCA Position: SupportAction Needed: Write to your U.S. representative today to urge him or her to support and cosponsor the HAPPY Act, H.R. 3501.

U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter has introduced the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”) Act, legislation to allow individuals to claim tax deductions for qualified pet care expenses. The bill would allow any taxpayer who legally owns one or more domesticated animals to take an annual income tax deduction of up to $3,500 for pet care expenses, including veterinary care costs.

Pet care can be expensive—and in these trying economic times, families all over the country have been forced to give up their pets because of financial hardship. The HAPPY Act is important because it will help Americans provide their pets with the medical attention and quality of life they deserve, while also ensuring that more pets get to remain in their loving homes and don’t wind up on the streets or in the already overburdened shelter system.

What You Can Do
Click here and fill out the information to send a letter to your representative.
Please keep in mind that personal comments strengthen the impact of your letter.


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